According to a report from Mercury News, Apple agreed to lease “a big research and office complex” outside Cupertino in Sunnyvale, Calif. The publication spoke to Colliers International, the realtor currently advertising the 215,000-square-foot section of Sunnyvale Research Center that Apple is now renting. Senior Vice President for Colliers Donald Reimann said Apple is slated to move in early this year:

“Apple is going to start moving into the buildings by the end of the first quarter. This is really a good fit for Apple because it’s close to their headquarters.”

Sunnyvale Research Center is a four-building research center located on East Arques Avenue and according to the report — it is just a seven-mile drive from the company’s main campus in Cupertino. Apple also apparently began renovations on another two buildings at 975 and 995 Benecia Ave., totaling over 100,000 square feet.

With all six buildings, Apple could potentially move in up to 1,300 employees, and Mercury News said the company plans to have approximately 800,000 square feet of office space in Sunnyvale in the future. That space would hold up to 3,200 Apple employees. However, it is worth noting that Apple’s Spaceship campus under construction in Cupertino can hold up to 13,000 employees, and it could very well accommodate many of those moving to Sunnyvale in the meantime.

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