Lakhta Center – a large scale project of the construction of a modern business area in the north-west of Saint Petersburg. Opening in 2018.
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Lakhta Center is a large scale project of the construction of a modern business center in Primorsky district of Saint Petersburg exercising a wide range of public functions with a developed public and transport infrastructure. Lakhta Center is implemented as a pilot project of an integrated development of the area and the construction of a mini city on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, a sustainable district for life and work. The headquarters of Gazprom Neft and other Gazprom Group companies will be the center of the cluster in Primorsky district to be surrounded by business enterprises.
The project objective is the construction of a cluster in Petersburg meeting the world standards of the construction of a business and public environment aimed at increasing the level of business activity in the city and North-western region as a whole.
The concept of the project implies the construction of a large office center and a scientific and educational complex. For the citizens it is planned to build a sports complex, a children’s techno-park and a series of free public facilities, including shops, restaurants, cafes and other services. A large attention in the project will be paid to the improvement of the transport situation in Primorsky district.
The need in the public and business area with a developed public infrastructure is caused by urgent tasks faced in economy and public life of the city. An integrated approach to the arrangement of the urban space will allow creating necessary conditions for the development of business, attracting large companies and creating new highly paid jobs. A new business area will absorb the business load which is unusual for the center of the city which together with additional revenue into the city’s budget from new investor companies will enable to preserve a unique image of Petersburg.