It’s no secret that Cupertino’s City Council have been fans of Apple’s proposed plan to build a new campus in the region, from the start. The “spaceship”-like building will mark the company’s second campus located in the state of California, and — in the words of the city’s own mayor at the time; “there is no chance that [Cupertino is] saying no” to its planned construction.
With those in neighboring cities reportedly already on-board with the build, and Apple having to house the excess of its employed workforce in a rented office block while it waits out the completion of the campus, the build was detailed in August, 2011 as being larger than the U.S Pentagon, with an off-site cafeteria designed only for company employees.
Apple’s Director of Real-Estate Facilities, Dan Whisenhunt, summed up the decision to build this off-site cafeteria, citing that the “level of security” provided by the building was the ‘main reason behind the build.’
“We like to provide a level of security so that people and employees can feel comfortable talking about their business,” Whisenhunt said, while adding that employees should feel comfortable about talking about or discussing the research and whatever project they’re engineering, “without fear of competition sort of overhearing their conversations.”
“That is a real issue today in Cupertino because we’ve got other companies here in our same business,” he added.
The 21,468 square-foot plot will be just part of the company’s second campus building set to be located in the heart of Cupertino, California, with the build currently expected to see its completion sometime in 2015.