The real estate investment management company Capital Mill has completed design development and received a construction permit for UNUM, a new business centre by the intersection of the Western bypass and Pilaitė Avenue, next to the emerging Vilnius Outlet centre. The construction work of the complex of the office buildings will emerge is due to begin in the first quarter of 2021 and last until autumn 2022. The project is to draw a total of 35-million-euro investment.
“The UNUM business centre is the first of a kind office project in this area of Vilnius. The companies and employees that settle here will have access to a high quality infrastructure: UNUM is perfectly situated for commuting to and from all areas in the city, provides effectively planned workspaces, functional areas for work and leisure, and a variety of services suited to fulfil employees’ daily needs in a rapidly growing business, retail, and service area nearby,” says Irmantas Degutis, head of Capital Mill in Lithuania.
Regardless of their habits and commuting options, it is ensured that every employee at the business centre can reach work comfortably: the project comes with a parking space for 660 cars, a bus stop right next to the business centre and access to a newly constructed bike lanes on Pilaitė Avenue. An exceptional solution has been used in order to have a particularly appealing ratio of rented space to parking spaces – one parking spot for every 27 square meters of office space, that is larger than average in Vilnius. The business centre will also have charging stations for electric cars, storage space for bikes and scooters, as well as showers and changing rooms.
According to Mr. Degutis, UNUM business centre stands conveniently next to an important transport HUB and is designed to meet international LEED standards: “While designing offices in Lithuania and abroad, we follow LEED requirements, which ensures sustainable project design and long-term object value. We are aiming for a LEED Gold rating for the UNUM business centre.”
The multi-storey UNUM complex will be comprised of two interconnected nine-storey office buildings, and will focus on staff comfort and functionality. The business centre will span a combined 30 thousand square meters, containing business area, a conference centre, meeting rooms, rooftop terrace, and spacious common areas that can be used for both work and leisure. According to Mr. Degutis, architectural team has been assigned a specific task by Capital Mill to create an energy-efficient façade that reflects the project’s location. UNUM was designed by a joint team of professionals: project author and chief architect Professor Gintaras Čaikauskas, project author and architect Miroslaw Szejnicki (Ltd. Architektūros Linija), project manager Adrijus Bikulčius (Ltd. Statybos Inžinerijų Konsultantų Biuras), and with the interior and functional planning solutions developed by architect Viačeslav Malenko and team (Ltd. A2SM).
This is the second project for Capital Mill in this part of Vilnius – UNUM is being built next to the Grand Office, another business centre managed by Capital Mill. The company has implemented several successful business centre construction projects, which have achieved the highest LEED Gold and LEED Platinum certifications. Currently, Capital Mill is overseeing construction work in Tallinn’s business area for the 26-storey skyscraper Skyon.