Wednesday, March 29, 2023

 Mutlinational technology giant Google is all set to build its largest campus outside its Mountain View headquarters in the US. Spread over a 7.3 acre site that the company acquired at Gachibowli in 2019, the campus will house a whopping 3.3 million square feet building.

With the largest campus is expected to be ready in a couple of years, Google plans to double its employee base in Hyderabad, which has been its hub for technical support, Google Adwords, Gmail, Google docs, Google mapping and YouTube support, among other things.

The new campus is expected to focus more on R&D and innovation, according to the company’s executives. IT Minister K T Rama Rao tweeted that he was “super excited to break the ground for Google’s largest campus outside of US”. He said the campus would stand out as a prominent landmark in Hyderabad.

The foundation for the building was laid by Rama Rao in presence of country head and vice-president of Google India, Sanjay Gupta and IT Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, at Gachibowli, on Thursday. 

The new campus prioritises sustainability and energy-efficiency throughout its design. Upon commissioning, it will offer a highly-skilled tech workforce a healthy, collaborative workplace that is both resilient and adaptable, designed to serve the city for years to come, Google said.