Apple has apparently run out of office space yet again, so it has signed a lease for an office campus in Cupertino that can hold about 1,300 employees. The 373,000 square foot office space covers nine buildings and is located just west of De Anza College, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
News of the office space expansion comes from city officials and industry experts claiming to have direct knowledge of the deal.
Presumably the lease is a stop gap measure to give employees office space while Apple works on designing and building its new spaceship campus on land it purchased from HP in Cupertino. The 150 acre space will include a building that’s been likened to a ring-shaped spaceship and will include room for up to 13,000 employees.
The new campus still needs final city approval which is expected by the end of the year. Apple told the Cupertino city council it should finish construction in 2015.
Apple hasn’t said how it plans to use the office space it just leased, or how long it plans to keep the property.