When Expedia purchased the 40-acre former Amgen Helix campus in Interbay last year, we knew there would be big changes. We heard in December that an expansion was in order and now we get our first look at exactly what they have in store.
The planned transformation includes what Expedia calls "The Nexus," a new four-story atrium for company meetings and events, and "The Courtyard" encircled by a 600,000-square-foot, four-story office building.
When it opens, the campus will have 800,000 square feet of finished space and an additional 400,000 square feet of unfinished shell space for future growth, said Mark Nagle, Expedia’s vice president of global real estate and strategic sourcing.
Construction is expected to begin in late 2016 on the first phase, which will have in total 1.2 million square feet of office space and 2,670 parking stalls.
Thhe second phase, which includes 415,000 square feet of office and 630 parking stalls, and the third phase, which could add another 315,000 square feet of office, will be built over a 15 year process.
What kind of a campus is it going to be? It sounds like they're going to try to challenge Microsoft and Google with a "college campus" atmosphere that includes sports fields, "fun" areas, and collaborative areas.