Lakhta Center is a multifunctional complex in St. Petersburg with the Gazprom headquarter and public spaces occupying a third of the area. Construction was completed in October 2018, now start work on the arrangement of business and public areas. The opening date of the complex will be announced after the completion of all the finishing and landscaping work.
The implementation of the project of a business bunch is caused by the necessity to construct a modern business area meeting world standards on a business environment.
“What does the development model of our city for the nearest 50 years imply? It means the attraction of large companies both domestic and international willing to allocate their scientific and research centers, advanced production facilities and their headquarters and sub-offices there, says Director of Development Company Oleg Barkov. The way of integrating into a capital or a large city is a desperate fight for allocating headquarters or production facilities of large companies. Have a look at London. According to city authorities’ representatives in charge for the development of the city, London survives only because there are offices of large companies in there. At present out of 100 top world largest companies 30 companies have their offices there”. These companies will come to our city only after office spaces of the appropriate level have appeared here. And it is the objective of creating such a business environment which the project of the construction of a business bunch of Gazprom group companies is aimed at.
The implementation of the project will bring about the creation of new jobs both for the period of construction and when offices of large companies, shopping and entertainment centers, hotels are built in the new area.
The development of business will enable to significantly increase tax revenues to the city’s budget which will be spent both for public programs and the preservation of the historic image of Saint Petersburg.