13 July 2013 - 10:42pm | posted by | 0 comments

Google delays giant new campus by up to a year 'so that it looks better'

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Google's giant new campus at Mountain View in California is being delayed by up to a year so they can improve the design.

The Bay View complex, a short distance from the company's present HQ in Mountain View, will have 1 million square feet of new offices.

But work on it will be delayed by six to 12 months, according to sources familiar with the company's plans, the Oakland Tribune reports. . Google had previously said it planned to occupy the campus by 2015 but now admits construction has been put on hold .

"We want to make our Bay View campus a terrific and environmentally sustainable place for Googlers to work," said Google spokeswoman Katelin Jabbari.

"To make sure we get it right, we're being thoughtful in our design process."

Up to 5,000 people are expected to work at the campus.

Mountain View City Manager Dan Rich said Google informed the city about the delay early this month.

"Google wants to refine the architectural design. They want to get it right. I was a little surprised when they told me, but they decided to take a step back.

"The delay has to do with the actual design of the project, the look and the exterior of the buildings,"

There is no sign that Google intends to scrap the project altogether.

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