Facebook, is close to taking up about 220,000 sq ft office space in Bengaluru — their largest office in India. It has taken up the space in Embassy Golf Links, an office park that houses marquee clients such as IBM, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and reinsurer Swiss Re among others.
It is expected to move into the new facility next year, with a headcount of 2,200. The exact nature of operations is not clear immediately. The rent though, stands at Rs 130 per sq ft, or Rs 34 crore a year.
The Menlo Park-based company opened its first India office in Hyderabad, in 2010. Similarly, the company leased 23,000 sq ft in central Delhi last year from Parsvnath Developers, and 22,000 sq ft in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex three years ago. Till now, it had a small presence in Bengaluru — at the Prestige Trade Towers and UB City.