Naresta to build National Stadium in Vilnius


“Naresta has signed a general contracting agreement for the construction of the first stage of the National Stadium complex in Vilnius. The contract was signed with the concessionaire implementing the stadium project – the company Vilniaus Multifunctional Complex of the investment company BaltCap.

According to the concession agreement between Vilnius City Municipality, the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania and Vilniaus Multifunctional Complex, the new stadium will be built in Vilnius on a 228,000-square-metre plot of land on Šeškinė Hill in 2025.

“We appreciate the trust placed in us and are pleased to be able to contribute to projects that are important for Vilnius and Lithuania as a whole. The company’s 30 years of accumulated experience and successful track record prove that we are capable of implementing even the most complex construction and infrastructure projects,” says Arūnas Šlenys, CEO of Naresta. According to him, construction work has already started, and the company will also use a team of experienced subcontractors – Caverion Lietuva, Inhus and Vilniaus rentinys – to implement the project.

Due to the large scope of the project, the construction of the multifunctional complex is divided into phases: according to the approved project, the first phase of construction will include the construction of a UEFA Category IV stadium with a sports museum on a 22-hectare site, as well as the construction of a football training ground. On 4 September, a building permit was issued for the construction of a cultural and educational centre and a library, while the technical designs for the construction of a sports centre with an athletics arena and a football training ground, as well as a 300-seat kindergarten, are currently undergoing an expert evaluation.

The architects of the project are the US architectural firm Populous and the Lithuanian Cloud architects. The entire complex will meet the A++ energy efficiency class and will be BREEAM certified.