Mercury News is reporting that Apple is renting thousands of square feet for its employees near Cupertino in Sunnyvale, California. According to Colliers International, Apple is ready to move into the 215,000-square-foot Sunnyvale Research Center.
Located 7 miles from the company’s current headquarters in Cupertino, the four-building complex in Sunnyvale isn’t the only nearby location that Apple is renovating. There are also two more buildings in Sunnyvale that will help temporarily house up to 1,300 corporate employees.
“Apple seems to be gobbling up everything they can,” said Chad Leiker, a vice president with Kidder Mathews, a realty firm. “They are taking a ton of space.”
According to the report, Apple wants to lease between 700,000 to 800,000 square feet in Sunnyvale, allowing room for between 2,800 to 3,200 employees.
This isn’t the first time Apple has had to rent space close to home. Due to the company’s incredible growth, room for 1,300 more employees had to be made next to the main campus on 1 Infinite Loop last summer.
Apple is working on its new ‘mothership’ campus in Cupertino to accommodate 13,000 employees. The company hopes to move into the new building by 2015..