Published On: Wed, Nov 29th, 2017

Microsoft announces outrageous enlargement to ‘modernize’ the Redmond HQ


Microsoft has announced a large enlargement devise directed during modernizing a domicile in Redmond, Washington.

Unlike associate Washington-based tech hulk Amazon, that is seeking a second HQ in a new location, Microsoft is building on existent belligerent in sequence to “grow right here during home.” Its stream Redmond Campus includes 125 buildings that residence a workforce of around 48,000, though a enlargement will supplement ability for an additional 8,000 staff and deliver some-more scenic elements to a site.

“Next fall, we will mangle belligerent on a multi-year campus modernise plan that will embody 18 new buildings, 6.7 million block feet of renovated workspace, $150 million in travel infrastructure improvements, open spaces, sports fields and immature space,” a association said.

The work, that is scheduled to take 5 to 7 years and will reportedly cost billions, will see 12 buildings knocked down and transposed with incomparable structures in further to new ones.

Beyond catering for a own, Microsoft pronounced a campus will have comforts for a neighbors. That will embody a two-acre ‘open plaza’ that includes sports facilities, sell space and using and walking trails. The trickery could reason adult to 12,000, Microsoft said.

To residence commuters, Microsoft is relocating all automobile parking underground, and it pronounced it will emanate walking and cycle bridges that bond a campus to a nearby Redmond Technology Center light rail hire that is slated for 2023.

“Microsoft is committed to remaining a good neighbor and ensuring that a operations are run in a tolerable way. We esteem a attribute with a City of Redmond and will work closely with officials on a capitulation for campus and building architectural designs, engineering, building assent examination and land use formula compliance,” a association pronounced in a statement.

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