Internet giant Google on Thursday started work on the construction of its biggest campus outside its US headquarters in Hyderabad. The building prioritizes sustainability and energy efficiency throughout its design.
K T Rama Rao was the chief guest of the campus opening ceremony.
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Google said that upon campus launch, it will offer a highly skilled tech workforce a healthy, collaborative workplace that is both flexible and adaptable, designed to serve the city for years to come. The company also inaugurated the design of the upcoming complex on the 7.3-acre site it acquired in 2019.
Telangana Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao, who was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the campus, said he was very excited to have Google’s largest campus outside its headquarters in Mountain View, US. “I am delighted that Google is deepening its roots in Hyderabad through this landmark building, which incorporates sustainability into its design keeping in mind Hyderabad’s large and future-focused talent pool,” he added. Inaugurated the building design at the function held.
Meanwhile, Google India’s Country Head and Vice President Sanjay Gupta said that Hyderabad has been one of Google’s biggest employees ever since they started working in India.
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A 3 million sq ft huge building is being built at Gachibowli, an information technology cluster in Hyderabad.
– The complex was originally planned as a 2 million square facility with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore.
An agreement was signed between the Telangana government and Google in 2015 when Rama Rao visited the company headquarters in California.
Google currently operates out of a leased facility in Hyderabad’s Kondapur and employs around 7,000 people.
The new campus, which was earlier expected to be ready in 2019, is expected to nearly double the headcount.
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Meanwhile, Google on Thursday signed an MoU with the Telangana government to support and accelerate its vision of leveraging technology for sustainable economic growth and inclusive social development.
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