Microsoft to rebuild its Redmond campus, making room for 8000 additional jobs

Microsoft plans upgrade for Redmond headquarters

Microsoft has announced it's going to renovate and expand its Redmond, Washington headquarters in a bid to modernise the business' campus. However, the software giant is not developing a new campus altogether, rather it is planning a significant modernization of its Redmond headquarters, the company told employees on Tuesday, in a post.

Well, that's all about to end.

Microsoft says that the new campus will be more open and less formal.

The focus appears to be on friendly above-ground work and play space. Microsoft has been at the campus for 30 years; it now has 125 buildings there. The space will be divided into what it calls "team neighborhoods".

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The company is pouring billions of dollars into this campus upgrade project and it will tear down 12 buildings in the process, replacing them with 18 bigger and more modern ones. The expansion will add enough room for 8,000 more people, and the construction itself will involve around 2,500 construction and development jobs over the course of the five to seven years it will take to complete.

Microsoft's project is somewhat more traditional in comparison.

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. Already, 42 percent of Microsoft's employees get to work by means other than a single-occupant vehicle-but that means something like 27,300 employees are gripping the wheel in the region's worsening traffic each day. "We are not only creating a world-class work environment to help retain and attract the best and brightest global talent, but also building a campus that our neighbors can enjoy, and that we can build in a fiscally smart way with low environmental impact". The new design also features a community space for 8,000 to 12,000 people in an open-air plaza and outdoor areas including running and walking trails, sports facilities and green spaces. This will connect with a planned Redmond Technology Transit Station where the Link Light Rail is expected to arrive in 2023.

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