Luminor bank has granted EUR 5.5 million to Mūkusala Business Centre for the development of a modern Class A office building.
Currently, the Mūkusala Business Centre comprises nine buildings – full-service offices, and with the support of Luminor it is planned to build a new, low-energy Class A office building – ZEISS biroji. The new Class A office building will provide several hundred new and modern workplaces. The project has also been awarded a BREEAM EXCELLENT sustainability certificate, achieving one of the highest possible ratings.
“With the development of sustainable thinking and new solutions in building construction, we are pleased to support the construction of the new building of Mūkusala Business Centre, which will complement the capital city with a sustainable Class A office. Developing energy-efficient offices has positive benefits not only for the companies leasing the space, but also for the urban environment, the economy and commercial property development in general. The BREEAM standard is a guarantee of the quality of the building, where special attention is paid to resource consumption, which is an important aspect of office management today,” says Ilze Zoltnere, Head of Corporate Banking at Luminor in Latvia.
The new business centre building will feature a conference centre for up to 100 people, a centralised reception, individually adjustable ventilation and cooling systems, and adjustable LED light fixtures, as well as other solutions for saving natural resources and energy that will ensure a more sustainable use of resources. The office meeting rooms will be equipped with a CO2-responsive ventilation system, which is particularly important to ensure optimal working capacity and to reduce the spread of aerosols in the room during a pandemic.
“One of the main values of Mūkusala Office Centre is sustainable development, which is also reflected in our full-service office buildings. Our goal is to become one of the greenest neighbourhoods in Riga in the next few years, which includes not only energy-efficient office and commercial space, but also creating an environment that promotes the well-being of both the business centre and all visitors. A well-maintained water's edge, access to a spacious and green outdoor space will be a prerequisite for productive work. Earlier this year, we took additional steps towards environmentally friendly solutions by installing solar panels with a total capacity of 240kW, which will provide the centre’s tenants with green energy. We hope that our example will serve as an encouragement for other developers of office buildings,” says Iveta Bahmane, Chairman of the Board of Mūkusala Business Centre.