Microsoft to start full renovation of Redmond campus

Microsoft may have Apple HQ jealousy as it commits to Redmond refresh

Microsoft hasn't said how much such renovation work will set it back, but it's unlikely going to be cheap as there's nearly certainly going to be some high-end luxury modern design, possibly to stick two fingers up as Apple's "Spaceship" campus in California, particularity when Microsoft says the campus will focus on "inclusive design and accessible technology" to "empower" employees. Set to start in earnest in fall 2018, the project will see 18 new buildings and 2.5 million square feet of new office space added to the campus. The development also includes a huge open plaza measuring two acres, which will be able to fit 12,000 people.

Microsoft announced today a massive extension project for its Redmond-based campus, which has been the company's home since 1986.

Microsoft says the investment will involve approximately 2,500 construction jobs and will benefit the overall Puget Sound community, which includes the Washington cities of Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Everett. "When this project is complete, our main campus will be comprised of 131 buildings - including the equivalent of 180 [American] football fields of new and renovated space". Microsoft is investing billions of dollars to redevelop it campus, and the company will tear down 12 old buildings to create the bigger 18 replacements. The space will be divided into what it calls "team neighborhoods".

Similar to Amazon, Microsoft is also planning to expand its headquarters.

As our employees create the tools and services of the future workspace for our customers, it's important they have a campus that reflects that future for themselves.

For Nadella, a renovation like this is an opportunity to create a collaborative environment for work with a better balance of work and employee wellbeing. Vehicle parks that sat adjacent buildings will be moved underground to provide more space for buildings and recreational ground.

Microsoft's new and improved headquarters will also feature public areas such as running and walking trails, soccer and cricket fields and retail space.

"We've focused on the cultural transformation of the company".

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