ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) said that construction has begun on its 116,000 square foot campus at the Arizona State University Research Park in Tempe.
The campus, owned by Phoenix-based Levine Investments LP and built by PCG Construction Inc., will consist of a manufacturing building, two-story office building, and extensive indoor and outdoor amenity areas.
ViaSat will move about 200 employees, now located in two facilities in Gilbert, into the new facility, which is planned for completion in July 2015. When finished, the new offices will have space to expand to 350 employees.
The 320-acre ASU Research Park offers a professional business environment, with mature landscaping and three lakes covering eighteen surface acres. Recreation facilities include over six miles of surfaced jogging trails. ASU also offers tenants access to its services, including cooperative research projects and an MBA program.
ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,300 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.