Apple has leased additional office buildings in Santa Clara, California, and has started "a significant reconstruction" of the interior space, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

The two buildings under construction are located near the southeast corner of Kifer Road and Uranium Drive in Santa Clara, approximately six miles away from 1 Infinite Loop and five miles away from its new Apple Park campus.

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One of the new buildings Apple has leased. Image via San Jose Mercury News

The technology titan wouldn't disclose the purpose of the work, but some industry watchers believe the company needs the space because it continues in hiring mode, which in turn requires more space.

"Apple is bursting at the seams," said Tim Bajarin, principal analyst with Campbell-based Creative Strategies, a market researcher.

The leases and construction were discovered in documents filed in early August with the Santa Clara County Recorder's Office, and an Apple spokesperson confirmed that Apple has leased the buildings.

One building measures in at 43,000 square feet, while the other comes in at 30,000 square feet, for a total of 73,000 square feet of office space.

Along with its two main campuses in Cupertino, Apple occupies many other office buildings in the surrounding areas in Santa Clara, San Jose, and Sunnyvale and has been expanding rapidly in recent years to accommodate its growing workforce.

Apple has leased several additional buildings in Santa Clara, encompassing more than a million square feet of office space, and it has purchased land for a massive office complex in North San Jose.

Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
64 months ago
probably realized open space was a bad idea for engineers
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826317 Avatar
64 months ago
Curpetino should really just be called "Apple"
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phairphan Avatar
64 months ago
While I'm certain that there will always be a need to keep some units off-site, it seems rather odd that the new, multibillion dollar, custom designed campus they haven't yet moved into was either not large enough or has workspace not properly configured for all of your operations.

I'm not an architect, but it seems that the spaceship would be far more difficult to add on to than a more traditional building. Now that I'm thinking about, this is the same design philosophy they adhere to for their products—I guess I shouldn't be so surprised.
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Kajje Avatar
64 months ago
it seems rather odd that the new, multibillion dollar, custom designed campus they haven't yet moved into was either not large enough or has workspace not properly configured for all of your operations.

I'm not an architect, but it seems that the spaceship would be far more difficult to add on to than a more traditional building.
What if it actually *is* a spaceship?
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BornAgainMac Avatar
64 months ago
Move all the offices out of the Spaceship campus and put in some lanes and people can race around with Segways on their lunch break.
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