Facebook's US $120 million employee housing complex with doggy day care

If Facebook workers lives didn’t already revolve around work, they can soon live next door to work with a US $120 million housing complex for employees.

Named Anton Menlo, the complex will consist of 394 units within walking distance to Facebook offices and will include a sports bar and a doggy day care.

Developed by St. Anton Partners and with designs by architect Frank Gehry, employees are encouraged to mingle and share ideas over free lattes and icecream.

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Source: Facebook

“We’re certainly excited to have more housing options closer to campus, but we believe that people work at Facebook because what they do is rewarding and they believe in our mission,” says a Facebook spokeswoman to The Wall Street Journal.

The project stems from a housing shortage in Menlo Park but Anton Menlo will only be able to house a maximum of 10% of Menlo Park employees.

“The beauty of this thing is that it’s extremely close to our campus,” says John Tenanes, Facebook’s director of real estate.

“It’s a five-minute bike ride along a dedicated path that runs along the San Francisco bay.

“You don’t even have to put on the brakes,” says Tenanes.

The Wall Street Journal says Facebook’s company headquarters are supposed to feel more like a college campus than an office.

Other facilities and activities on offer include company game day, where employees run the three-legged race, laundry and dry cleaning services, hairstylists, bike maintenance and movie night, watched on a stadium-style outdoor television screen.

 

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Nicola Trotman

Nicola Trotman

With a penchant for the written word, Nicola has built a career doing just this – now Creative Director at thriving Melbourne-based PR agency, Greenpoint Media.

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