Wargaming picks Quadrum Business Centre for its office in Vilnius
Global video game developer and publisher Wargaming will locate its office in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius at the Quadrum Business Centre, in the Quadrum East building, under a leasing deal which international real estate consulting firm Newsec advised.
For Wargaming, one of the biggest players in the gaming market in Eastern and Central Europe, the office in Vilnius will serve as a base for teams handling new projects. The new studio will house a division of Wargaming MS-1, developer of the World of Tanks Blitz game for mobile devices. The Vilnius team will also perform the function of publisher for current and future projects of the company.
Wargaming agreed to lease nearly 5,000 square metres of space spread over 5 floors at the business centre on Konstitucijos Avenue. It will occupy the space in stages. The company plans within 3-4 years to have up to several hundred employees based at the studio.
“The location in the city was important in choosing a place for the new Wargaming studio, to provide employees with easy access to the office from different residential areas. It was also key that the business centre offer high-quality engineering solutions and flexibility in transaction terms,” says Wargaming General Manager Mantas Katinas.
Quadrum, a modern office complex in Vilnius’s central business district, was built with innovative engineering solutions that are both people-friendly and environment-friendly, for offices with optimal working conditions. The complex of business centres is based on the idea of a city within the city: a variety of companies operating and interacting under one roof, with recreation areas for employees as well as offices and common areas that feature well-thought-out modern technological solutions.
“The Quadrum Business Centre is among the most sought-after buildings on the market for leasing – as soon as an opportunity arises, the space immediately gets leased out. Wargaming chose to put its office here for the prestigious location, which ensures convenient access and good visibility of the company. The tenant also valued the flexible leasing conditions – the ability to occupy space gradually as the team grows,” says Martynas Babilas, Head of Tenant Representation at Newsec Baltics.
The expert notes that an influx of new international companies is significantly boosting the level of activity on the Vilnius office market and IT companies are currently among the main drivers of the market. They see a modern, ergonomic and healthy working environment as a competitive advantage in attracting employees.