BT has announced that Glasgow's main office is set for a multi-million-pound refurbishment as the city was today revealed as a key location in the company’s future plans.

The major refurbishment will see the Clydeside offer modernised to accommodate hundreds of employees.

It’s expected that hundreds more colleagues from across BT Group - which includes UK digital network business Openreach - will move into the building over the next few years.

The office, known as Alexander Bain House, currently houses around 1000 colleagues.

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The city's BT Headquarters is the latest key location to be unveiled in part of the 'Better Workplace Programme' - the largest workplace improvement and consolidation scheme of its type ever undertaken in the UK.

The five-year programme will improve and consolidate BT’s footprint of more than 300 locations to around 30, including corporate offices, contact centres and specialist sites.

Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “It's great news that Glasgow has been chosen as a key operational location for BT. We're pleased that a large company such as BT is continuing to invest in Glasgow and modernising its office space in the centre of the city.

“The expansion of their business is good news for sustainable jobs, for the city and the wider economy – particularly at a time when we are working hard to secure Glasgow’s economic recovery from Covid-19.”

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Jane Wood, BT Group director, Scotland, said: “This is a real sign of BT’s continued commitment to Glasgow and to Scotland generally.

“Although many of us have been working from home successfully over the past few months, we also know that modern office environments are vital.

"I’m so pleased we are able to announce this investment and expansion at a time when it’s more important than ever to demonstrate our confidence in Scotland’s ability to make a sustainable recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Teams based at Glasgow’s refurbished office will benefit from the company’s investment in 5G and full-fibre broadband in the city.

The Better Workplace Programme will deliver a combination of refurbishments like this, as well as new offices.

The programme is due to complete in 2024.