Apple has started the construction of the first campus in Santa Clara (USA), it will go to the first of the two buildings in a “build-to-suit” complex, which means that the owner of the land paid for the construction of the building, then back to the rent to Apple.
Mercury News reported that Apple knows the building of 27,499 square meters will be leased from developer Peery Arrillaga, and that the building will be large enough for more than 1200 employees.According to the source with which the newspaper said, the lease contract as expected for a long time and it will also mean that existing buildings on the site to be demolished, and that they are replaced by two office buildings that will be used by Apple. A local official from Santa Clara confirmed that both buildings up to six storeys high.
It is currently unclear why Apple chose to these buildings leasing a property developer, but it is obvious that these buildings will be used temporarily until the new campus is ready. Earlier this month, which is already known that this project possible only in 2016 will be ready, Apple would have submitted new plans that should be reviewed and approved by the Environmental Inspectorate.
However, there are sources that expect the Santa Clara campus for a longer term will be used up to ten years, what it could indicate that Apple will continue to use the buildings after the construction of the new campus is completed. It is expected that the construction of both buildings will be completed in 2014.