Latvian postal service Latvijas Pasts has launched the procurement process for the design and construction of an 8,000m2 postal sorting center. The center will be located next to the existing center at Riga International Airport in Latvia. The company intends to set up storage and office space in the new premises in addition to the automated sorting line.
The building’s total processing area will reach 5,600m2, while storage and office space will occupy approximately 2,000m2. To improve the energy efficiency of the building, the company intends to implement lighting with photo sensors, adjustable individual lighting above each workplace, an automated conditioning system and ventilation with recuperation.
Additionally, ramps for loading and unloading items will be installed with systems to ensure the control of warm and cold air circulation. The ramps will also be built at an angle to ensure convenient loading and unloading. The center is intended to improve the company’s service quality, customer care and working environment.
The post also intends to improve the area adjacent to the building by constructing hard road surface zones for motor vehicles, including parking spaces for staff.
Mārcis Vilcāns, chairman of the board of Latvijas Pasts, said, “In recent years, Latvijas Pasts has actively developed services such as the provision of the transit item flow between different countries of the world, commercial cargo transportation in the Baltic states and expansion of the segment of parcel locker items. These are the areas of services in which a further increase in demand is expected; therefore, the creation of appropriate infrastructure is necessary, promoting the growth of these and other services in a long-term development perspective.”