Skonto Būve Participates in Time Capsule Embedding for Shopping Centre Origo Expansion


On 15 May 2018, the Shopping Centre Origo expansion and business centre Origo One construction was officially opened and a time capsule for future generations was immured.


The time capsule embedding event was attended by Skonto Group President Guntis Rāvis, who addressed the attendees: "Linstow and Skonto Group have been cooperating for decades. Together we have built the first and largest shopping centres in Latvia – Dole, Galerija Centrs, Mols and Origo. And this long-term cooperation is a clear indication of the quality, stability and knowledge we offer. Areas around city stations are often worn-down, dusty and gloomy, but quality projects with professional implementation can change face of a city. Skonto Group had the pleasure of participating in the Origo construction 15 years ago, and we are happy to take on this expansion project. Every one of us can have impact on Riga's outlook, and Skonto Group proudly and happily shares its experience and knowledge and participates in projects that shape the cityscape."


With this project, the Shopping Centre Origo leasable area will increase more than twofold thanks to three lower floors allocated to retail space. The three upper floors will host the business centre Origo One with innovative class A offices. The planned investment for this impressive project is 70 million euro. The construction is to be completed by October 2019.

Skonto Būve team runs the Lattelecom Riga Marathon 2018


Skonto Būve employees have a tradition of participating in the Lattelecom Riga Marathon, and the tradition wasn't broken this year. A total of 20 Skonto Būve employees ran various races and made the company proud. Each year more and more of our athletic colleagues join the marathon and the most popular choice is the half-marathon race.

On the marathon day, our employees also wished happy birthday to Ivars Millers, the Member of the Supervisory Board of Skonto Būve.

Skonto Būve employees join the Skonto Group cycling team to take part the SEB MTB MARATHON 2018 cycling race


A total of 24 Skonto Group employees participated in the first stage Cesis–Valmiera on April 22nd. This is the first year we have enrolled and participate as a united team. Previously Skonto Group employees enrolled individually.

The 17th season of this popular cycling race takes place in seven stages in places around Latvia. It brings together families with children, work teams, amateurs and established MTB fans. Participants can choose from 4 distances in rugged terrain (forest tracks, paths, meadows and water obstacles) in the most picturesque regions of Latvia.

The next stage of the race will take place on May 6th in Smiltene.

We are confident that this will be a successful marathon season for our great team!

Skonto Būve has completed concreting of a foundation plate for the office complex Business Garden located next to Karla Ulmana A


Skonto Būve has completed concreting of a foundation plate for the office complex Business Garden located next to Karla Ulmana Avenue, one of the cities throughways.  The first stage of the project will see two office buildings constructed with the total rentable area of 14,230 m2. Skonto Būve will also create a landscaped garden and parking lot within the scope of this project.

The office complex Business Garden Riga will consist of several buildings offering a total of 70 000 m2of modern and efficient office space.

The symbolic message capsule has been built in the foundations of the new fire station of VUGD to be built on Jaunpils Street, R


On 3 November, 2017 a symbolic message capsule for future generations was built in the foundations of the new fire station of the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) on Jaunpils Street, Riga. 

The event was attended by the State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior Dimitrijs Trofimovs, Executive Director of the City of Riga Juris Radzevičs, Director of the State Security Agency Ēriks Ivanovs, Commander of the State Fire-Fighting and Rescue Service colonel Oskars Āboliņš and Member of the Council of Skonto Būve, Ivars Millers.

The VUGD fire station on Jaunpils Street will be the largest of all of the newly built fire stations, because the premises will not only be occupied by the operative staff, who respond to day-to-day calls, but also the management of the VUGD Riga region administration and fire safety inspectors.

Construction works on the site were started in October 2017 and are carried out by the construction company SIA “Skonto Būve”.