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Flipkart Sets Up New Campus To Consolidate Offices In Bengaluru

The campus, spread over 8.3 lakh sq ft, has a seating capacity of over 7,300 people

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E-commerce giant Flipkart on 9 April said it has set up a new campus in Embassy Tech Village in Bengaluru, consolidating its other offices in the tech city as part of its 'Better.together' theme.

"We had taken this decision to consolidate our many offices across Benagluru to one location. This was largely aimed at improving operational efficiency and to also benefit from the resulting synergy between various teams and functions," Flipkart Head of Marketplace Anil Goteti told .

He added that the teams have already moved to the new location and started operating out of the campus.

Goteti, however, declined to comment on the investment made for the facility.

He explained that by co-locating all its business units into one new, agile work environment, the company aims to create a unified office that "supports cooperation, collaboration and flexibility".

"We believe centralisation will promote increased productivity and engagement through efficient ways of working," he added.

The campus, spread over 8.3 lakh sq ft, has a seating capacity of over 7,300 people.

Flipkart has around 7,600 employees, including those in functions like warehouse, logistics. About 6,800 employees would operate out of the new campus in Bengaluru.

"This is a state-of-the-art campus and includes facilities like indoor recreation rooms with VR games, simulators and a golf simulator as well as outdoor recreation space. We have also included mothers' rooms and daycare facility to ensure worry-free work environment for our women employees," he said.
Goteti said the company also took into consideration the views and ideas given by employees during the planning process of the campus.

Here are a few features of the new campus that would be interesting to note -
"    Amenities: The Food-court, Gym, Daycare, etc. are provided by Embassy as common amenities on the campus. Flipkart intends to use these shared facilities, thereby using the space available in A, B and C largely for its business requirements. The general idea is to also allow the employees to experience and enjoy the benefits and options that a large campus offers.

"    Driving Collaboration: Consolidating all our Bangalore offices and moving into a central location has its own benefits. By co-locating all our business units into one new, agile work environment, we aim to create a unified office that supports cooperation, collaboration and flexibility. We believe centralization will promote increased productivity and engagement through efficient ways of working.

"    Design Approach for the buildings: From a master planning perspective, Flipkart suggested to the developer to design the Non SEZ portion of the ETV as a mini city on the lines of typical European town concept. This now manifests itself into 12 unique looking buildings with variable volumes and variety of façade treatment. The central street forming the "High Street" impression with food courts on the both sides and piazzas at the either ends.  

(With inputs from PTI)


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