Report: Facebook plans to expand new headquarters

Aug 23, 2011

(AP) -- The first Facebook employees are just getting settled at the company's new Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters, but the online social network is already talking about expanding.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Monday that Facebook has filed plans to build a second campus across the street from the complex it acquired from .

Menlo Park development services manager Justin Murphy tells the newspaper that the move suggests Facebook will quickly outgrow the 1 million square foot Sun campus, which can hold up to 3,600 workers. has had 1,500 people working at its old Palo Alto headquarters.

The company does not plan to start work on the West until late next year, but has told city officials it wants approval to eventually house 9,400 employees at two complexes that will be joined by an underground tunnel.

Explore further: Turkey still hopes Twitter will open local office

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Mark Zuckerberg becomes a home owner: report

May 05, 2011

A local newspaper on Thursday reported that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is giving up life as a renter for a posh house a short drive from the social network's new Silicon Valley campus.

Facebook holds inaugural 'Hackers Cup'

Dec 11, 2010

Facebook is challenging software hotshots around the world to show their mettle in the online social networking king's first "Hackers Cup."

Facebook launches page for journalists

Apr 06, 2011

Facebook has launched a media resource page to help journalists use the social network as a reporting tool and better connect with their audience.

Recommended for you

Net neutrality balancing act

9 hours ago

Researchers in Italy, writing in the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management have demonstrated that net neutrality benefits content creator and consumers without compromising provider innovation nor pr ...

Twitter rules out Turkey office amid tax row

Apr 16, 2014

Social networking company Twitter on Wednesday rejected demands from the Turkish government to open an office there, following accusations of tax evasion and a two-week ban on the service.

How does false information spread online?

Apr 16, 2014

Last summer the World Economic Forum (WEF) invited its 1,500 council members to identify top trends facing the world, including what should be done about them. The WEF consists of 80 councils covering a wide range of issues including social media. Members come ...

User comments : 0

More news stories

Deadly human pathogen Cryptococcus fully sequenced

Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival. These genetic instructions can give valuable insight into why pathogens like Cryptococcus ne ...

Researchers discover target for treating dengue fever

Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other ...