Google is all set to open its biggest office in India yet, and its second in Bangalore. According to sources, the internet giant has just signed a lease for a 1 lakh square feet office in the Bagmane Constellation Tech Park, located on the Outer Ring Road. Samsung, Amazon, and Ernst and Young already have offices in the tech park.
The new office will seat around 900-1000 employees and would be ready be be occupied in July this year. At around Rs. 65/square feet, Google new office will cost it a cool Rs. 7 crore in rent annually. But that’s small change for Google, which recorded a revenue of Rs. 4108 crore from its India operations last year.
This will be Google’s second office in Bangalore and its 5th in India. Google also has offices at Hyderabad, Gurgaon and Mumbai.
Google had earlier announced opening its biggest ( 2 million square feet) non-US office in Hyderabad last year and had signed an MoU with the Telangana government. It is unclear what operations will be carried out at the Bengaluru office. A source told ET that the space will mainly be used by Google third party vendors.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on his visit to India earlier this year had hinted at Google’s increasing efforts at solving local Indian problems. These included several India-specific projects, such as Google’s wifi at train stations, search in local languages and the ambitious Project Loon.