Construction has started on a 133-acre campus for tech giant Apple in Austin, Texas, which was first announced in December 2018.
The campus will initially house 5,000 staff, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, making the firm the largest private employer in the city.
Apple currently has 7,000 employees in Austin, the firm’s largest base outside of its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Apple has partnered with local company Bartlett Tree Experts to plant thousands of local trees across the campus.
The facility will fully run on renewable energy, and will feature 60% green space, including a 50-acre public wildlife and nature preserve.
Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said: "With the construction of our new campus in Austin now underway, Apple is deepening our close bond with the city and the talented and diverse workforce that calls it home.
"Responsible for 2.4 million American jobs and counting, Apple is eager to write our next chapter here and to keep contributing to America’s innovation story."
The campus is due to open in 2022.
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