Apple, significantly hinting at its major entertainment-industry ambitions, is significantly increasing its LA footprint: the technology giant says it is building two new facilities on the border of Culver City and Los Angeles, which will serve as the region’s headquarters.
The complex will cover more than 550,000 square feet when completed. An Apple spokeswoman said it would be a “mixed use” facility but did not specify what kind of production studio space would be part of the development. Construction is currently underway. Apple has refused to give an estimate of when the new buildings will be launched. “We are at the initial planning stage and there will be more to share the line,” the representative said.
According to Apple, the new campus is located on National, Venice and Washington Boulevard. The two facilities will be connected by a “shared wall”.
Apple opened its first office in Calvary City in 2012 and currently employs more than 1,500 people in the LA area. In 2018, Apple rented a 128,000-square-foot office building at 8777 Washington Blvd in Calvary City. (Which HBO previously planned to occupy) which is about two blocks away from the new complex.
Employees at the Culver City location include Apple TV Plus and members of the Apple Music team, engineers, artificial intelligence / machine learning researchers, and other departmental staff.
This April, as part of Apple’s pledge to create 20,000 new U.S. jobs over the next five years, the company said it expects to increase the number of its Calvary City chief employees to more than 3,000,000 by 2026, and that it will Campus with extra space.
According to Apple, like all its benefits, the new Calvary City / LA campus will incorporate environmentally sustainable building features and will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
The company noted that the site is accessible via several bus lines and is located next to the Ivy Station Development in Calvary City, adjacent to the Metro Expo Line Transit Station. Also, Apple said it plans to offer shuttle services, assistance for cyclists and other travel options for workers.
The address of the new building is 8825 National Blvd. And 8871 Washington Blvd. In Culver City, and 8827 and 8829 National Blvd. And 8876, 8884, 8886 and 8888 Venice Blvd. In the city of Los Angeles.
In November 2020, Apple bought a square-foot property in the area from Venice Pacific Investments in a area 1 million, area 2 million deal, Real Deal reported.
Pictured above: Artist rendering of Apple’s planned building complex in LA and Calvary City