Apple is spending $80 million on a massive visitor centre in its new campus

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Apple Campus

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Apple's Campus 2.

Apple is spending over $80 million (£55 million) on building a visitor's centre on its new campus, named Campus 2, according to permits filed by Apple.

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The new campus is going to cost Apple around $5 billion (£3.5 billion) to build over the next few years and will, eventually, accommodate around 12,000 of Apple's staff on the West Coast of the US.

The centre will comprise two stories with a 2,386 square-foot cafe and a 10,114 square-foot Apple Store. All of this will be overlooked by an observation deck, situated 23 feet off the ground, according to the plans.

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Visiting hours are - tentatively - set at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.

Apple recently installed a 47-foot by 10.5-foot piece of curved glass, the largest ever, into the campus. Apple's head of design, Jony Ive, is directly responsible for the design of the campus.

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The project has faced numerous setbacks, but is on course to be completed later in 2016.

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