Apple is busting at the seams as work on new campus picks up


While construction of its new campus is underway, Apple is having trouble accommodating its workforce in the Cupertino, California area.

Apple is now leasing a 290,000-square-foot office complex in Sunnyvale, an area north of Cupertino and just east of Mountain View. Up to 1,450 employees could be moved into the space, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Since it will be years before its massive “Campus 2’ is ready to be occupied, Apple continues to struggle not having enough space for its corporate workforce.

“Documents on file with the city of Sunnyvale show that building permit applications have been filed for the seven buildings in the campus, which is being marketed by Cornish & Carey Commercial, a realty brokerage,” according to Mercury News. “Apple is listed on city records as the tenant in one 69,000-square-foot building at 120 San Gabriel Drive, but sources familiar with the property and Apple’s plans for the site say that Apple also plans to occupy the other six buildings.”

Apple has been leasing random buildings in and around Cupertino for years. The company outgrew its home on 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino a long time ago.

The already-iconic ‘spaceship’ campus Apple is building will hold 14,000 employees. Aerial photos recently showed the construction site beginning to take shape, and Apple hopes to start moving in by 2016.

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