High quality follows good ideas
Merks’ versatile and experienced specialists will find the perfect solution in every situation. Keeping our promises and maintaining quality and flexibility are the values we care about.
General construction includes a variety of buildings: commercial and office buildings; retail and entertainment centres; hotels and spas; and public sector, residential, and specialised industrial buildings.
Merks provides strategic consulting and quality comprehensive solutions as part of the general contracting service of construction according to the client’s requirements: preparation, design, construction, interiors and a warranty service.
Buildings for today and future
We execute the preliminary plans of designer so that the buildings we construct and city territories we develop are sustainable and attract more new people, investments and development opportunities in the future. Our aim is to build comfortable and aesthetic buildings for today and the future.
In more than twenty years Merks has completed more than 120 public buildings in Latvia, including municipal buildings with a social function, production units and boiler houses.
The work that has been invested in the construction of public buildings is evident in such vital structures as hospitals, kindergartens, banks, trade centres and other buildings which are designed to be functional and to serve the needs of society on a daily basis.
General construction works
In cooperation with local municipalities we have renovated and constructed engineering structures all across Latvia. More than 25 engineering structures have been built, including bridges, water supply systems, infrastructure works and various reconstructions in Riga, Jurmala, Valmiera and other locations.
In measuring the results of our work, the most important factors are the quality and security of our buildings, the satisfaction of our clients, and our ability to achieve the results we are proud of – with projects we have built, improvements of the city environment, and contributions to improving nature and the environment.
Civil engineering works
Merks has been actively using building information modelling (BIM) since the beginning of 2018. BIM is used at all stages of the construction process, from design and planning to production and construction.
A project developed in the BIM environment provides a more aesthetic and sustainable end product. The added value is a building where nothing is overlooked, because all solutions are aligned and well thought out. In the hands of a responsible team, BIM is a resource that helps to deliver a quality end result to the client faster.
BIM consultation: We share our knowledge and experience for the successful management of the BIM process.
BIM modelling process management: BIM models ensure that the design solution is well-elaborated and of high quality.
BIM in the construction process and administration: We use BIM to control the construction work and develop more efficient cooperation between the parties to the construction process.
Merks Viesturdārzs residential project, stage II
Merks Viesturdārzs residential project, stage I
Merks Mežpilsēta residential project, stage I
Merks Lucavsala residential project
Kindergarten building in Salaspils
First building of GUSTAVS Business Center
Orkla Biscuit Production wafer and biscuits production plant
Lidl logistics centre
Multifunctional Centre Akropole
Our projects are implemented by industry professionals with experience, knowledge and exceptional skills, using innovative, safe and long-lasting materials appropriate for Latvia’s climatic conditions and temperature fluctuations. By choosing a home in one of our projects, you will have peace of mind about your property for many years to come.
Merks manages all phases of residential projects: planning, design development, construction, sales, and service during the warranty period. In planning and building new homes, we consider people’s needs and desires, quality and sustainability, the environment and energy conservation, and set high quality requirements for construction and interior finishing. In every residential development, we contribute our knowledge and experience with the goal of creating a home whose value stands the test of time. We honour our guarantee liabilities after the purchase of the apartment.
works in progress
Currently there are 4 active residential construction objects where it is possible to either reserve or buy apartments and 1 project where it is possible to register your interest to be the first to know about the project launch.
Past residential construction works
Thousands of people are currently living in projects built by Merks. Take a look at what we have done over the past few years.
Gaiļezers residential project
Skanstes Parks residential project
Skanstes virsotnes, House No. 4
Skanstes virsotnes, House No. 3
Skanstes virsotnes, House No. 2
Skanstes virsotnes, House No. 1
Jaunbiķeri residential project
Viesturdārza mājas residential project
Residential Home Village Mārasciems
Merks as a
As one of the largest construction companies in the Baltic states, we value professional and quality-oriented cooperation. We are open-minded and flexible, and we apply practices based on long-term experience and innovative technical solutions to ensure the best result for the client.
Construction isn’t about structures. It’s about people and the environment around them. Merks projects challenge industry standards to provide a better solution and experience for our clients. We have the knowledge and techniques to create buildings that are more durable, more sustainable, and more forward-thinking.
We had a clear vision and task when we established the company – to offer our clients the most suitable, advanced and profitable solutions. Our aim is the construction of high-quality and aesthetic buildings for today and the future. The quality of work is guaranteed by our acknowledged experts; every year, our construction engineers are among the winners of the competition “Construction Engineer of the Year in Latvia”.
Did you know that
The Building Industry Digitalisation Association has assessed the company Merks’ experience and processes working in the building information modelling environment (BIM), assigning, as for the first of general constructors, the level of BIM basic competency in 2018. And our colleague, Jānis Dzenis, received the award for Best BIM Specialist of 2020 in the prestigious competition “Construction Engineer of the Year 2020”.
Merks ranks 3rd among the largest real estate developers in Latvia, having sold 24.7 million euros worth of apartments in new projects, as evidenced by the “Market review of new and renovated apartments in Riga and Pieriga 2020” by Colliers real estate consulting company.
In the competition “The Most Energy Efficient Building in Latvia 2020”, the new project Merks Gaiļezera nami won 3rd place in the category “Most energy efficient apartment building – new building 2020”. In turn, Concert Hall “Latvija” and Ventspils Secondary School of Music won 1st place in the category
“The most energy efficient public building 2020”.
Concert Hall “Latvija” takes 1st place in the competition “Sustainability in Architecture, Construction, Design 2020”. 13 different energy efficiency technologies were implemented in the construction of Ventspils Secondary School of Music and Concert Hall “Latvija”, applying both sustainable construction
technologies and environmentally friendly and long-lasting materials, thus saving energy resources significantly.
The Akropole shopping and entertainment centre is the largest construction project in the portfolio of Merko Group. With a total of 98,000 m² of indoor space, the building offers around 12,000 m² of office premises. Akropole was the first shopping centre in Latvia to be awarded the international BREEAM Certificate for both the design and construction stages (with a “very good” rating). The construction work was performed by the consortium of Merks and Mitnija.
Dozens of projects under way
We build not only objects, but also the environment, inspiring others and contributing to growth. People’s needs and technologies will change, but our solutions will always ensure that the environment serves the people.