“Merks” will build a College with service hotel in Pinki


The construction company “Merks” has signed an agreement with “LMH” Ltd on the construction of the International College with service hotels in Pinki, on 10 Jauna Street, Babite Municipality. The agreement provides implementation of the “design&build” principle – “Merks” will manage both the design and construction work for these facilities.

The architectural concept of these buildings was developed by the architect Juris Lasis (architect bureau “8 A.M.“) and is planned to be implemented in two conditional parts – the college part and the service hotel part. The college part will be located on the first and second floors of the building, while the service hotel will be on the first, second and third floors. The mechanical rooms for the building will be built on the roof.

“We are really glad to have another opportunity to work in Pinki, where three years ago we built the nearby located Exupéry International School in record time – a building that later received the highest award in the construction industry. We believe that the new college and service hotel, the construction of which will be led by the project manager Jānis Zilgme with his team, will meet the highest standards of modern quality and energy efficiency,” says Andris Bišmeistars, Member of the Board and Construction Director of “Merks”. “Keeping up with the latest construction trends in the world, we will build structures from glued wood or CLT panels in this project. It is a modern, ecological and long-lasting material and our challenge will be to use them for the first time in such large-scale buildings.”

The value of the agreement is estimated at 10.1 million euros (excluding VAT) and the construction period will be less than a year this time as well – it is scheduled to start in September of this year and to be concluded in August 2020, so that the college can begin work in the upcoming school year. It is planned that 500 students will study at the facility at the same time, while the service hotel will accommodate 100 people – both students and teachers, as well as administrative and technical staff.