Microsoft will buy and revamp its main Silicon Valley office

Microsoft has some big plans for its Silicon Valley offices. The company plans to purchase the 515,000-square-foot campus in Mountain View, California that it had previously been leasing. It will also launch a major construction revamp of that campus, starting in 2017.

GeekWire got access to an email sent to employees by Microsoft executive vice president Qi Lu, who wrote:

"Real Estate and Facilities is currently working with Mountain View City Planners to gain approval of our redevelopment plans. Sustainability, collaboration, and health & wellness are at the center of the design, incorporating features such as team courtyards, easy access to the outdoors, an onsite gym, and LEED Platinum certification. Minimizing business disruption during the renovation is a priority and we will work with teams to plan and coordinate."

Microsoft currently has over 2,000 employees in the Bay Area.

Source: GeekWire

John Callaham