Google Snaps Up 1 Lakh sq ft Of­fice Space in B’luru

The Economic Times - - Companies -

So­bia Khan & Anir­ban Sen

Google has taken 1 lakh square feet of­fice space on lease in Ben­galuru’s Bag­mane World Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre to ex­pand its busi­ness in In­dia as part of chief ex­ec­u­tive Sun­dar Pichai’s plans to tap into the lo­cal mar­ket and engi­neer­ing ta­lent.

The Amer­i­can search en­gine com­pany struck the deal for the of­fice space re­cently, three peo­ple aware of the mat­ter said on con­di­tion of anonymity.

“The com­pany is also look­ing for ad­di­tional space in Hy­der­abad, apart from set­ting up its largest cam­pus,” said an­other per­son, who did not want to be iden­ti­fied.

A Google spokesper­son, how­ever, said in re­sponse to an email query from ET, “We do not com­ment on ru­mours and spec­u­la­tion.” Pichai had in De­cem­ber 2015 said, “We will ramp up our engi­neer­ing in­vest­ments at our Ben­galuru and Hy­der­abad fa­cil­i­ties. We will also build a huge new cam­pus in Hy­der­abad.”

The com­pany had said that it will in­vest about .₹ 1,000 crore in build­ing the new cam­pus, which will be spread over seven acres in Gachi­bowli in Hy­der­abad.

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