Tech firms are known for their stylish offices with several amenities for the comfort of employees. Joining the bandwagon now is India's largest ecommerce company Flipkart, which recently moved into a large consolidated campus in Embassy Tech Village, Bengaluru.
Flipkart decided to consolidate its multiple offices across Bangalore at one location in 2015. The idea was to bring together all of its various offices across the city into one large campus to be able to achieve better collaboration, synergy and operational efficiency.
The launch event of the new campus was attended by all Flipkart employees along with the leadership team, including Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal.
The new office campus is spread across 8.3 lakh square feet with three buildings interconnected by bridges. There are 30 floors in total that can house 7,387 employees.
From a planning perspective, the Flipkart campus is designed on the lines of a typical European town concept. This manifests itself in the form of 12 unique looking buildings with variable volumes and a variety of façades. The central street creates the “High Street” impression with food courts on both sides and piazzas at either ends.
The new campus has all basic amenities including a gymnasium, daycare and food courts. It also has indoor recreation rooms with VR games and a golf simulator.
The campus has an outdoor recreation space on the terrace – multi-game playing surface for futsal, basketball and cricket. Human foosball, Mini-Golf, Climbing Wall and Bocce Ball are also available for recreation.
The new Flipkart campus has quiet zones, which are enclosed spaces in each building to allow for quiet and focused working. Each employee is also given desk plants and a laundromat counter for laundry requirements.
The campus claims to have waste management in place by doing away with individual dustbins and having waste segregation at source. It also has minimal plastic and has plans to instal dishwashers for reusable crockery and cutlery along with steel water bottles for all employees.