In April, Apple announced an investment of $430 billion over the next five years to create more than 20,000 new jobs as the company continues to expand. An important part of that plan is a new engineering and research center in North Carolina where Apple will invest more than $1 billion and employ at least 3,000 employees.
A combination of seven properties in Research Triangle Park owned by Apple
Apple already acquired land for its new North Carolina campus in late 2018, buying about 280 acres in Research Triangle Park (RTP) near the state capital Raleigh for about $50 million, but while Apple has announced plans to create a campus New collectors in Austin, Texas, around this time, have been silent about RTP’s plans until this year.
MacRumors confirmed that Apple’s campus at RTP will take several more years to operate, so the company is pressing ahead with plans for more than 200,000 square feet of temporary space in nearby Cary.
Apple will acquire a state-of-the-art facility in a three-building complex built over the past eight years for insurance company MetLife. With the global health crisis affecting the needs of businesses around the world, MetLife has ramped up Cary’s operations in two buildings on campus and made the entire third building available for rent.
Apple will take Building 3 (left) on the MetLife campus in Cary, North Carolina كار
Based on plans submitted to the City of Cary, Apple will take the entire seven-story “MetLife III” building, which has a total area of more than 220,000 square feet. The initial phase of construction for Apple includes the first three floors of the building, but documents from the project architect indicate that Apple “intends to occupy the entire building in the near future.”
Development plans for Apple’s renovation were submitted to the city at the end of June and approved on July 8 and 9, paving the way for construction to begin. The documents say initial renovations will cost approximately $5.5 million and are somewhat limited in scope, with Apple largely keeping the plan already open and previously used by MetLife.
Second floor plan (click to enlarge)
Apple will selectively demolish floors and wall coverings in some areas of the first three floors and reconfigure some of the spaces to customize things as it sees fit, but Apple will avoid major changes and expenses since the lease is expected to be somewhat short. -Live.
There doesn’t seem to be any signs of progress on Apple’s future RTP campus yet, but that’s not surprising given that the announcement was only made a few months ago and Apple is likely to continue. To work with architects and others to finalize his plans.
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