Sorainen has represented Lidl Lietuva in successful negotiations with the Vilnius City Municipality, the Architects Association of Lithuania, and The Department of Cultural Heritage involving disputes regarding the architectural value of a former road police building on Giraites street in Vilnius.
Following the conclusion of negotiations and a joint settlement, the building – which was acquired in 2015 by Lidl Lietuva – and its assigned site of 2.2 hectares will be turned into an office complex.
According to Sorainen, "procedures had stopped due to disagreements over the architectural value of the former police building – whether it should be treated as a heritage site and protected accordingly. Disagreement among the Department of Cultural Heritage, Vilnius City Municipality, and Lidl Lietuva was resolved and a settlement agreement was signed. All the parties agreed that the building does not require a cultural heritage protection regime, so that it can be demolished and an office complex built in its place. The complex will be based on a project prepared by one of the successful bidders of the architectural contest."
The Sorainen team was led by Partner Ausra Mudenaite and Senior Associate Simonas Skukauskas.