Exxon to expand under construction corporate campus

Oil and natural gas giant Exxon Mobil Corp said yesterday it would expand the size under construction corporate campus in Houston to accommodate additional employees from the immediate area as also locations in Fairfax, Virginia and Akron, Ohio.

The new campus, would be located on a 385-acre wooded site on company-owned land. It would accommodate around 10,000 employees, with office migration to occur in phases starting in 2014, with full occupancy expected by 2015.

The campus would house multiple low-rise office buildings, laboratory, conference and training centres and facilities including child care, a wellness centre and other employee amenities, Exxon Mobil said.

The relocation move would affect Fairfax offices of ExxonMobil's Refining and Supply Co, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co, ExxonMobil Fuels, and Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co.

Additionally, the Akron-based employees of ExxonMobil Chemical Co, and select positions from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co as also ExxonMobil Chemical Co, currently located at the Baytown refinery complex outside of Houston, would relocate to the new campus.

The move to the Silicon Valley-style campus would "provide an innovative and collaborative work environment and attract the best talent for the future," a company spokeswoman said in an email according to Market Watch.