San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Google’s one million square feet planned Mountain View campus will have to wait.
According to a report by the San Jose Mercury News, Google’s huge campus has been delayed for up to a year because of construction. Google hasn’t stated how long the delay will actually be but confirmed that there indeed is be a delay.
“We want to make our Bay View campus a terrific and environmentally sustainable place for Googlers to work. To make sure we get it right, we’re being thoughtful in our design process,” Google spokesperson Katelin Jabbari said, according to Mercury News.
The previous plan was to have the new campus occupied by 2015. The campus will accommodate close to 5, 000 staff and will be a stone’s throw away from the search giant’s current campus.
The new campus has been delayed because the company is still figuring out a design that’s environmentally friendly. Google leased the site five years ago and construction was supposed to begin in September of this year.
“Google wants to refine the architectural design. They want to get it right. I was a little surprised when they told me, but they decided to take a step back,” Mountain View City manager Dan Rich added.
The campus would feature employee housing, childcare, sports, and fitness facilities. The planned site is owned b NASA.
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