NATIONWIDE will shut three offices in Swindon.

The building society said that its offices at Wakefield House in Old Town and two buildings at Windmill Hill business park in West Swindon would not reopen after the pandemic and the leases would not be renewed.

A spokesman said there may be some job losses following the closure of the offices, where before the pandemic around 3,000 staff were based. However, the organisation was not able to put a figure on the potential number of jobs lost.

Staff who before the pandemic were based at the three offices would move to working out of the company’s headquarters off Pipers Way and other remaining buildings. The building society’s “tech hub”, Ramsbury House in Kembrey Park, is unaffected by the closures.

Nationwide has not said how much it would save by closing the offices in Old Town and West Swindon.

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The building society, which employs around 8,000 to 8,500 people in Swindon, said it wanted to enable its office-based staff to do their jobs from anywhere in the UK.

Joe Garner, chief executive of Nationwide Building Society, said: “The last year has taught many of us that ‘how’ we do our jobs is much more important than ‘where’ we do them from. 

“We have listened and learned, and we are now deciding to move forward, not back. We are putting our employees in control of where they work from, inviting them to ‘locate for their day’ depending on what they need to achieve.

“Our data suggests that working in a home environment encourages us to think more about the impact on others when making decisions.”

A survey of Nationwide employees found that more than half wanted to work from home full time. Around a third said they wanted a blend of home and office working. Just six per cent said they wanted to work in an office five days a week.

The building society has previously said that its staff would continue to work from home until at least June.

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