Microsoft announces ambitious move to rebuild 500 acres Seattle HQ

Artist rendering shows the planned redevelopment including the removal of 12 buildings and the construction of 18 new ones along with open spaces and sports fields

MICROSOFT LIKES big campuses and it can not lie, which is why its re-building its Seattle headquarters to fit in an extra 8,000 workers. After the renovations, it will therefore have 131 buildings, with modern workspace for the 47,000 employees at the campus, plus room to expand operations and add up to 8,000 more.

That divergence was underscored Tuesday by Microsoft's announcement of a major redevelopment and expansion of its headquarters campus in Redmond, about 16 miles east of Seattle. Following the opening of Apple's new spaceship campus in Cupertino, it seems that it also was an opportunity for Microsoft that it represents one of the best workplaces in the tech sector. The project would take about five and seven years to complete.

The growth plan marks a continued shift away from the car-dependent campus of the last 30 years, made possible by the 2023 arrival of a light rail line that will make travelling to and from the campus without a vehicle easier than ever.

Microsoft's video shows how the campus will develop and what it will feature. The space will be divided into what it calls "team neighborhoods". Now, we can add Microsoft to the growing list of companies looking to spruce up their campus.

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Many Americans have never played cricket, but Microsoft does have a lot of employees from India, including CEO Satya Nadella, who's a big fan of the game, and from other former British colonies. Under the plan, the company will tear down 12 of the buildings now used by employees and build 18 new facilities in their place that are expected to be up to twice as tall.

The renovation will see the iconic X-shaped buildings of Bill Gates' Microsoft era go.

In their place, and in the acres around them, 18 new buildings will rise, with flexible floor plans meant to foster collaboration, inspiration, and accessibility. The bridge will also tie into a forthcoming Link Light Rail station set to arrive in 2023.

"With 500 acres, we can construct a somewhat more urban feel to parts of our campus, while still taking advantage of the nature", he said.

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