Topping out celebration for extension of Alfa shopping centre
We have celebrated the topping out of the extension of Alfa shopping centre in Riga. The extension will add 30,000 sqm to Alfa shopping centre, taking the total area to more than 100,000 sqm and increasing the number of tenants to 250 from the current 170. The second new building – multi-storey parking house, which has been supplemented with 500 new car parks, increasing the total number to 1660, for the visitors is available since December last year.
“For builders, a Rafter Celebration is one of the most important reference points during the construction of a building. It is the moment, when we can say with satisfaction that a very significant amount of work has been done, the building’s structural frame has been built, and we can already see the full scale of the building,” says Oskars Ozoliņš, Chairman of the Management Board of Merks. “Many thanks to the Merks team, under the leadership of Project Manager Roberts Rēboks, and to all our business partners for their work on this building, which was anything but simple. The expansion of Alfa is taking place on schedule and by this summer, all the inconveniences that this building work is causing visitors will have been replaced in full by the conveniences provided by the new extension, car park and the improved infrastructure around the shopping centre.”
Linstow Center Management Chairman of the Board Frode Grønvold: “We’re very proud of the work done to date. The builders, building supervisors and designers have done a truly outstanding job, and I’m delighted that today we can enjoy the Rafter Celebration for Alfa’s spacious new extension. This extension adds another 30,000 sqm for our visitors, including the new car park. And gives us the opportunity to offer an even wider range of brands, entertainment options and new surprises. And yes, we will be proud to strengthen Alfa’s position as the leading shopping centre in Latvia!”
The Alfa extension includes a major landscaping upgrade, including the creation of a green park, where visitors will be able to relax and enjoy a high-quality environment. Visitors who arrive by car will also benefit from convenient access to the shopping centre, and the addition of a new underground car park, as well as additional car parking facilities, which will increase the total parking capacity to 2,000 cars. The project also includes the addition of convenient bike parking facilities.
TTDesign, Multi Corporation’s in-house design group, is responsible for the concept of the extension and the design of the interior. SIA Sarma & Norde Arhitekti is responsible for the architecture and the technical execution of the project. Forma 2 will carry out the technical supervision of the extension and renovation, while Merks is responsible for the construction.