The former building of the state Shkirotava prison in Riga, bought by Latvian pharmacy company Grindeks. The company bought it at an auction from the state for 886,500 euros. The former prison complex will turn into a modern innovation center. The new owner intends to place production here that would require specific conditions. The new center will house as well a place for a laboratory for the production of medicines of the enterprise and for its modern logistics center. The main production halls of Grindeks are located relatively close to the former territory of the prison - just over three kilometres away, on the Krustpils street, 53 in Riga.