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Microsoft demolishes Redmond Vole Hill

by on09 January 2019

Modernising Redmond

Software King of the World Microsoft has started demolishing 13 buildings connected to its Redmond Volehill sending the little voles scurrying into temporary accommodation.

According to Neowin, Microsoft first announced plans for the modernization of its Redmond campus back in July.

This stage began with a 'demolition party' that offered a group of 10 employees the opportunity to begin smashing things in the original buildings using tools such as sledgehammers and even an excavator. It must have made a change for Voles to smash their own property rather than someone else’s computer with a poorly checked update.

The tech giant has committed to using sustainable practices throughout this process, including reusing, recycling, and donating most of the materials present in the old buildings. Vole's construction team is also engaged in discussions with local recycling and waste processing companies to come up with ways in which the project's carbon footprint can be minimized to maximize sustainability.

Michael Ford, Microsoft's General Manager of Global Real Estate and Security said: "It is great to see the interest and excitement from employees for the campus modernisation. Our employees are crucial to building an exceptional place to work, and this event was a fantastic way to kick off this journey together."

The project is expected to be completed by 2022, with construction of 18 new buildings across four villages to form a unified campus.

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