Apple, “signaling its major entertainment-industry ambitions, is significantly boosting its L.A. footprint,” according to Deadline. The tech giant said it’s building two new facilities, along the border of Culver City and the City of Los Angeles, that will serve as its headquarters for the region.
The complex will encompass more than 550,000 square feet once completed. An Apple rep told Deadline that it will be a “mixed use” facility but didn’t offer details on what kind of production studio space will be part of the development.
Construction is currently underway. Apple declined to provide an estimate for when the new buildings will be operational. “We’re in the early planning stages and will have more to share down the line,” the rep told Deadline.
This isn’t Apple’s first locale in Culver City. In January 2018, Apple agreed to lease a 128,000 square-foot building in Culver City, California, according to The Real Deal. HBO was set to be the sole tenant leasing at the site (8777 Washington Boulevard), but those plans fell through, the article adds. The four-story complex includes office space, as well as 4,500 square feet of ground-level retail.