Google has just spent $ 235 million purchase of Mountain View, Calif. (Mountain View) office building. “Silicon Valley Business Journal” said, this is Google so far this year, the biggest land transactions.
Reported that Google purchased a total of six of this building, about 400,000 square feet of office space, of which two buildings are currently leased to security software company Symantec. “Silicon Valley Business Journal” guess, until the end of the lease Symantec, Google might want to make money the landlord’s identity.
Beginning of this year, Google has about 3.5 million square feet of office space, at the same time, it has leased 3.8 million square feet of office space. In contrast, the nearby campus of Stanford University, will occupy 14.8 million square feet of building space.
Over the past few years, Google has been buying up land, constantly building new offices, expand the scale of the headquarters. In 2006, it bought $ 319 million to the headquarters of 978,000 square feet of land.
In February this year, Google announced that the headquarters of the massive expansion plans. Expansion in the first building is expected to be completed in 2015.