Business Garden Rīga, the Vastint-developed office campus in Mārupe, welcomed two new tenants – AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company, and Httpool, a digital marketing services provider. Although working from home has become “the new normal” across the world in recent years, both new arrivals have opted to rent bigger work spaces than they had at their previous office premises.
When asked why they chose Business Garden Rīga as their new home, both tenants point out its strategic location, sustainable design and many other amenities that will doubtlessly contribute to the employees’ wellbeing and productivity. Among these benefits, both companies note the modern working environment, the vast, elaborately planned garden with its many zones for recreation and sports, the multi-functional indoor Lounge and the spacious carpark.
Gunta Nusbauma, the financial director of the Baltic – Ukrainian AbbVie branch, is certain that moving their office to Business Garden Rīga marks a new chapter in the company’s history, “This new workspace allows us all to be finally working together. Our new office has a lot of light and feels so comfortable, and the staff really appreciate being able to open the windows in the office. We relish the abundant opportunities offered by the rich environment of the Business Garden campus: you can savour lunch at the local restaurant or order snacks there for your event, that can be hosted in the Lounge, enjoy the many micromobility options and never be worried about finding a free parking space.”
Meanwhile, Arnis Ozols, a member of the board of Httpool, emphasises the importance of the new working environment in fostering creativity and teamwork, “Our whole business is built on generating ideas, and this can only be achieved by getting together and talking. This makes the quality of our work environment, as well as the employees’ wellbeing, all the more important. We highly value Vastint’s all-encompassing approach towards these priorities. We are also immensely happy with the many benefits Business Garden offers its tenants: proximity to the airport, modern workspaces with impeccable air quality, the many opportunities offered by the Lounge, the spacious green grounds with zones for sports and fitness, and many other advantages. Of course, one of these advantages is being able to grow together with Business Garden and the option of choosing a bigger office space in the future.”
Both new tenants have opted for multi-purpose office premises, consisting of an open work area, kitchen, breakroom, executive offices, meeting rooms, phone booth rooms and storage spaces. The Httpool break room features an active leisure corner. Both companies have chosen light-coloured interiors with contrasting accents for their offices. The defining feature of the AbbVie office design is the use of natural wood elements in the finishes. Both premises have an abundance of indoor plants, which create a sense of a natural environment, perfectly fitting with the Business Garden concept as well as Vastint’s sustainability-based approach.