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VMware's Campus Growth Plans in Palo Alto

VMware gave a sneak peek of its new campus plans which will more than triple the size of its headquarters in Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park. 

What's being described as a "campus in the forest," the new plans call for 450,000 square feet of new construction which includes the building of nine new office buildings.  The expanded headquarters would also provide employees a second athletic center and a third place to grab something to eat without leaving the campus. 

When construction ends in 2015, the 1.5 million-square-foot campus will have room to house as many as 6,000 employees, almost double what VMware currently has in Palo Alto today.  Employees working in other buildings that are currently being leased elsewhere will be moved to the new headquarters.  And with that many people in one campus, you can imagine that parking would be, well, a pain.  So parking is being overhauled as well.  The company plans on building five multi-story garages with plans to build them out of view in the hilly contours of the forest surroundings.

Buildings that don't fit within the virtualization giant's vision will be torn down while others are renovated.

If you didn't think VMware had plans of future employee growth, I suppose you should think again.  I've heard great things about VMware's campus already, so this just seems like icing on the cake.

Published Friday, August 19, 2011 6:19 AM by David Marshall
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