Flipkart, India’s e-commerce player, has opened a new office in Bengaluru, consolidating all its offices in the city. The company has now shifted all its operations to the busiest area of the city- Embassy Tech Village- which is located on Outer Ring road .
The building spreads across 1 million square feet and consists of 3 separate buildings A, B and C. Each building has a seating capacity of 7387 with 30 floors. Not only huge seating capacity, the headquarters will have a total 1117 parking slots in its two basements.
In a press release, the company stated, “From a master planning perspective, Flipkart suggested to the developer to design the non-SEZ portion of the Embassy Tech Village as a mini-city on the lines of typical European town concept. This manifests itself into three unique looking buildings with variable volumes and variety of façade treatment. The idea was to have simple and smart spaces, void of unnecessary ornamentation. This also brought in the much-needed connect with the warehousing and logistics part of the business.”
For quiet and focused working the company has also created special Quiet zones in each building .
Moreover, Embassy Tech Village has all modern era amenities ranging from food-court, gym, daycare, which will be open to Flipkart employees. Besides indoor recreation rooms Flipkart employees will also have recreation space for outdoor games such as basketball and cricket.
Flipkart has been in talks with Walmart Inc for selling 40 per cent of its stake, According to the report it plans to buy it through a mix of primary and secondary share purchases in a deal that could value Flipkart at $21 billion. If the deal goes through it will help the company to take on its biggest rival Amazon. Flipkart was founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in 2007, who are former Amazon employees. According to reports, Amazon made a rival bid for buying a stake in Flipkart.