Besides the ambitious vision to manage the largest truck fleet in Europe, Girteka Logistics, a successfully growing transport and logistics company, has taken another serious challenge – a modern headquarters of the company, called Girteka Campus, will be opened in Vilnius in 2021. In the area of 16 hectares a number of administrative buildings, a truck service center and a shopping and service center will be built. The company will invest around EUR 60 million in the implementation of the project.
“Moving to a new home will symbolically mark our 25th anniversary. A quarter of a century ago we have started with a single truck and three colleagues. Currently, the organization has developed into one of Europe’s leading carriers. We are very happy that our big team will soon be able to work together in one place. We hope that the employees will enjoy the uniqueness of Girteka Campus – open and modern spaces encouraging cooperation both inside and outside the buildings,” says Edvardas Liachovičius, CEO of Girteka Logistics.
The planned location of Girteka Campus is near Vilnius airport, by the intersection of Liepkalnis and Sodybų streets. The area of approximately 16 hectares will accommodate administrative premises with an area of 26 thousand sq. meters. Approximately 2 500 people are going to work at the company headquarters having moved there from offices located in other parts of Vilnius.
There will also be 2 100-spaces parking lot, a truck service center and a 4 000 sq. m. shopping and service center.
According to Girteka Logistics CEO, this year the first stage of Girteka Campus project development will take place. The construction will begin in the spring of 2020, and the company is supposed to move to its new headquarters in summer 2021.
The design work will be carried out by an Austrian company ATP Architects, one of Europe’s largest architectural service providers. It has been selected after an international architectural competition with six participants from such countries as Austria, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Lithuania. They represented different architectural schools. The winner was selected by a panel of independent real estate, office experts and architects, in addition to Girteka Logistics.
Girteka Campus project is being developed by the industrial and commercial real estate development company Sirin Development, whose managed portfolio covers more than 300 000 sq. m real estate in Lithuania and neighbouring countries. The company is expanding rapidly and in 2019 plans to invest more than 100 million EUR in real estate development projects in the Baltics, Russian and Romanian markets.