Accountor will be the anchor tenant with a long-term tenancy. The offices spaces to be leased to Accountor are approximately 11,000 square metres and they will consist of approximately 800 work stations. The high-rise building has been Fortum’s old headquarters, also known as “Raaden hammas” (Raade’s tooth), and it will be renovated to meet Accountor’s needs, to a modern Accountor Tower.
“Even though we are an international company, we want to be proud of our Finnish roots and participate in renewing this fine, almost iconic building to offer it a new future,” says Niklas Sonkin, COO and Deputy CEO of Accountor Group.
During the renovation work, Accountor will move to Keilalampi office building in the beginning of May 2018. Accountor will move to new premises in Accountor Tower after the renovation has been completed approximately in May 2020. Along with the agreement, the occupancy rate will rise to approximately 50 percent.
Along with the tenant agreement, the renovation work will be started in March 2018, and YIT, which combined/to be combined with Lemminkäinen on February 1, 2018, will be the constructor.
“Urban development and execution of large, complex projects are YIT’s core competences. Due to strengthening financial and operational resources we can implement these core competences even better than before. The renovation of high-rise building to become the new, modern headquarters of Accountor in the heart of developing Keilaniemi is an excellent example of this kind of project. The Keilaniemi area development project combines renovation and new construction in a completely new way,” says Juha Kostiainen, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Urban Development at YIT and Chairman of the Board at Regenero.
Regenero Signs Large Deal in Keilaniemi
Finland — Regenero, a joint venture formed by YIT and HGR Property Partners, has signed an agreement with Accountor Holding Oy to lease office spaces in the high-rise building in Keilaniemi, Espoo, to be renovated.
Maria Olsson Äärlahtmaria@nordicpropertynews.com