Gazprom has changed the place of registration of its head office that was previously in Moscow on Nametkina Street. Now the PJSC Gazprom is registered in St. Petersburg in the building of the Lakhta Centre at Lakhtinsky Prospekt, 2, Site 3, Building 1, RBC reports. The company officially announced the change of address on its website on August 4, 2021. The forthcoming re-registration of the company was announced in advance in the materials prepared for the annual meeting of shareholders.
It is noted that the construction of the Lakhta Centre in St. Petersburg began in October 2012. The general contractor of the project is Renaissance Construction, which is part of the Turkish Rönesans holding. The same company was engaged in the construction of the Evolution skyscraper complex in Moscow City. It is specified that the height of the central 87-storey building of the complex is 462 metres. Within an area of 400 thousand square metres, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, there are offices, a sports complex, a planetarium, as well as scientific, educational, and medical centres, shops, cafes, and restaurants.
On May 25, 2021, Gazprom announced its decision to build another skyscraper in St. Petersburg, Lakhta Centre 2. Its height will be 703 m, which will make it the second-highest in the world. The Head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, said that the construction of a 700-metre skyscraper in St. Petersburg would become “a continuation of the traditions of St. Petersburg”, recalling that the Peter and Paul Fortress with the eponymous cathedral laid by Peter I at the beginning of the 18th century was one of the tallest buildings in the world.
“Symbolically, this tower will complement the Lakhta Centre tower as another tallest example of sustainable high-rise architecture,” the project’s architect, Tony Kettle, said.