Apple is all about impressive design and for its new headquarters it has big plans of designing the new campus as a spaceship. But it’s going to take a while before we’ll get to see it, since the Apple Spaceship campus has been delayed until 2016.
Bloomberg writes that Apple has revised its plans to begin the construction of the second campus with a delay, so the new headquarters won’t be operational until 2016. The construction won’t actually begin until 2014, although the projected completion of the project was set for 2015 according to the original plans by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
In August, Apple announced it has plans to revise its plans for the construction of the Spaceship campus. The new building plans don’t include significant changes from the original project designed by Steve Jobs and presented to the city council in June 2011, several months before he passed away.
Apple’s new plans for the Spaceship campus involve moving a 1,000-seat auditorium away from the roads and the construction of a new building for utility equipment, as well as more parking spots underground so the landscape area could be expanded.
David Brand, city manager for Cupertino, told Bloomberg the date of the actual construction would start in 2013 only if the city council will approve the new plans quickly but on the overall the project for the Apple Spaceship campus “is running a little bit slow”. Of the new plans for the 176 acre Apple Spaceship campus, David Brand says “there’s nothing super-significant”. “I think they are just constantly trying to improve the project” he added.
The 2.8 million square feet four-stories circle headquarters will be “home” for 12,000 people, which is 2,800 more than what the current Apple headquarters can hold. The revised plans however read that the completed Spaceship campus will have 14,200 people.
“Apple is growing like a weed. It’s clear we need to build a new campus” Steve Jobs told the Cupertino City Council last year about his plans for new headquarters. “Think about that, that’s rather odd, 12,000 people in one building. We’ve seen these office parks with lots of buildings – and they get boring pretty fast. So we’d like to do something better than that” he added.