USA News

Google starts construction work at big campus that’s emerging in San Jose

SAN JOSE — Construction work is underway at the sites of nine Google-owned buildings, part of an extensive effort to enable the tech titan to move next year into a huge campus that’s emerging in San Jose.

The nine buildings are located in north San Jose’s Alviso area. They are located at 4300, 4400, and 4550 N. First St.; 65, 95 and 110 Nortech Parkway; and 5079, 5087 and 5093 Disk Drive.

Building work or construction equipment was visible in recent days near or inside all the buildings.

Google bought the nine buildings through four transactions during a two-year period from January 2018 through January 2020, according to Santa Clara County property records.

Tarps that are part of a construction project are visible in front of 4300 N. First St., an office building that is part of an emerging Google campus in north San Jose’s Alviso district, August 2022. 

During those two years, Google spent $426.8 million to buy the nine buildings, the county documents show.

The nine properties consist of six office buildings and three huge industrial structures that together total 1.32 million square feet.

A very active construction effort — including improvements to the interior of both buildings — was underway at two big office buildings that Google owns at 4300 and 4400 N. First St.

The interior improvements, as well as upgrades to the outdoor spaces, are slated to be completed by sometime in 2023, a Google spokesperson said.

Google is expected to begin moving its employees into the Alviso-area buildings next year, the Google spokesperson said.

Level 10 Construction, a veteran general contractor, has posted a sign on a fence next to 4400 and 4300 N. First St., two office buildings that are part of an emerging Google campus in north San Jose's Alviso district, August 2022.8-8-2022, San Jose (George Avalos/Bay Area News Group)
Level 10 Construction, a veteran general contractor, has posted a sign on a fence next to 4400 and 4300 N. First St., two office buildings that are part of an emerging Google campus in north San Jose’s Alviso district, August 2022.<br />8-8-2022, San Jose<br />(George Avalos/Bay Area News Group) 

Mountain View-based Google didn’t disclose which company teams would operate in the north San Jose buildings starting next year.

The search giant’s expansion efforts in north San Jose and elsewhere offer a welcome counterpoint to coronavirus-linked economic woes and business shutdowns that emptied corporate sites throughout the Bay Area and nationwide.

Even after fears waned regarding the deadly bug, uncertainties persisted about the pace at which companies would return to in-person work, a murky prospect that prompted numerous corporations to jettison big chunks of office space or scrap expansion plans.

A concrete truck leaves 4300 and 4400 N. First St., two office buildings that are part of an emerging Google campus in north San Jose's Alviso district, August 2022.8-8-2022, San Jose (George Avalos/Bay Area News Group)
A concrete truck leaves 4300 and 4400 N. First St., two office buildings that are part of an emerging Google campus in north San Jose’s Alviso district, August 2022. 

File source

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close