A Google Inc. representative last week confirmed that the company paid approximately $1 billion for the remaining buildings Google did not yet occupy in the Britannia Shoreline Technology Park in Mountain View, former home to LinkedIn Corp.
The business park, directly across the street from the Googleplex headquarters, comprises 12 buildings. According to Google’s Maps system, which has not yet been updated to reflect the purchase, Google already owned 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2081 Stierlin Court. The only building the company doesn’t own in the complex houses Alexza Pharmaceuticals.
“I want to make sure everyone understands that Google is already the majority tenant … so this purchase isn’t technically a ‘new’ location,” the company’s media representative wrote in an email.
The remaining addresses, including 2019-2071 Stierlin Court, now fall under the ownership of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The representative declined to comment further on which departments would be housed in the buildings.