Microsoft announces major expansion at Redmond campus

Microsoft plans upgrade for Redmond headquarters

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.

Once complete, Microsoft's main campus will consist of 131 buildings with enough room to support its 47,000 existing employees and up to 8,000 more that it'll eventually hire.

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

Microsoft did not disclose how much total they are spending on the expansion.

"This project represents a significant investment by the company, will involve roughly 2500 construction and development jobs, and will take five to seven years to complete", Smith said.

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The extension of Microsoft's Redmond campus is a reflection of the company's recent growth, and it also follows other redevelopment projects at Microsoft's offices in Vancouver BC and London.

The massive redesign will begin next year and encompasses 18 new buildings, $150 million in transportation infrastructure improvements, and almost 7 million square feet of renovations to existing workspace, Microsoft said. The company says the expansion marks a commitment to their employees, the community, and the entire Puget Sound. However, with the new buildings, the company plans to take a different approach.

As part of this new green focus, the campus will be built for pedestrians and bikes.

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. The campus will also be connected to WA-520 on both sides and it will tie into the future Redmond Technology Transit Station linking the campus to Link Light Rail in 2023.

After decades in which high-tech workplaces were defined by bland, low-slung office buildings, the largest tech companies have seized on the idea that their campus designs can be assets in terms of attracting talent in a highly competitive marketplace, as well as making a strong visual statement about the company's brand, culture and values. "As Microsoft continues to create the tools and services that are shaping the future of work, we can't think of a better time to modernize our campus into a model of ingenuity and innovation", explained Smith.

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