Apple’s Bengaluru office offers parking for 740 cars, launches Caffe Macs – Times of India

BENGALURU: You won’t find Apple’s logo anywhere. Inside Apple’s 14 floor flagship office at the Minsk Square in the heart of Bengaluru, it offers a three floor parking space that can accommodate 740 cars. The metro access just outside the sprawling facility is something for its employees to cheer about.
Apple’s Bengaluru office houses its signature cafeteria — Caffè Macs — spread over 12,600 sft, like the ones in the US and Singapore.Till recently, Apple was hiring chefs for its new facility in the city. In fact, a few years back, Apple patented a pizza box that was intended to be used atCaffe Macs cafeterias.
The Minsk Square office has a green belt of 14,700 sft comprising nearly 15% of the total site area. The flagship facility can accommodate 4,200 people. Currently, around 300 Apple employees come to the office thrice a week and this number is expected to go up to 1,000 early next year. Some of the seats are reserved for Apple’s badged employees who are employed at various IT services firms, sources told TOI. Apple counts Infosys, Wipro, and Cognizant as some of its key IT partners. An email sent to Apple on its new facility, didn’t elicit a response till the time of going to the press.
Prestige Minsk Square located in the central business district in Bengaluru was developed by the Prestige Group which commands a rental of Rs 190 per sft, sources told TOI. The Minsk square has a total built up area of 54,358 square metres or 5.8 lakh sft and the facility comprises three basements, ground and 14 upper floors. The Minsk Square office is a consolidation drive of its smaller offices in Bengaluru including relocating the Apple’s App Accelerator that was launched in the city in 2017. The accelerator has been providing training, resources, tools, and collaborative environment focused on helping developers across iOS platforms. Its registered office in UB City will also move to the new facility.

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