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WATCH: Apple's new California HQ nears completion

Source: Maverick Media

Fresh drone footage has revealed a close-up look at Apple’s nearly completed new headquarters on a 70 ha plot in California. 

The multi-billion-dollar site in Cupertino, named ‘Apple Park’ by the company, began accommodating staff last month.

However, it will take around six months to move all of Apple’s 12,000 head office staff to the new facility.

The spaceship-like 2.8m sq ft main building, designed by Lord Foster, is clad in the world’s largest panels of curved glass, according to the company.

Construction of the buildings and parklands is expected to continue throughout the summer. 

A joint-venture between DPR and Skanska built the core and shell of the main building, but the interior was reportedly completed by Rudolph and Sletten.

Apple Park, originally conceived by the firm’s late founder Steve Jobs, also includes a visitors’ centre with an Apple Store and cafe, a 100,000 sqft fitness centre for Apple staff, research and development facilities and a main auditorium called the Steve Jobs Theater.

The site also features 3.2 km of walking and running paths for staff, plus an orchard, meadow and pond within the ring’s interior grounds.

Apple chief design officer Jony Ive said: “Connecting extraordinarily advanced buildings with rolling parkland creates a wonderfully open environment for people to create, collaborate and work together.” 

Apple Park will also run one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world, with 17 mW of rooftop solar.  

It came as Apple today reported a 4.6 per cent rise in group revenue to $52.9bn (£41bn) in the first quarter of 2017. 

Last September, it was announced that Apple will launch a new UK HQ at Battersea Power Station’s iconic Boiler House building.

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