With the agreement, the occupancy rate of the Tripla Workery East offices will be approximately 80 per cent. The construction of the offices started in the beginning of 2018, and Telia Finland plans to move in during March 2020. Tripla is a three-block complex in Central Pasila to be completed in phases in 2019–2020 with the Mall of Tripla shopping centre, a parking garage, a public transportation hub, apartments, a hotel and offices. The offices cover totally approximately 50,000 square metres.
“We investigated several possible locations for our new office and found the Tripla Centre in Pasila to best meet our requirements. Tripla’s location as a transport hub is an unbeatable advantage, and its services will also be extremely extensive. Our new head office will become a great meeting place for our customers and ecosystem partners, an inspiring working environment for our employees as a flexible space that can meet the future needs of the New Generation Telco”, says Stein-Erik Vellan, CEO, Telia Finland.
The agreement includes the sale of Telia Finland’s current head office buildings in Vallila, Helsinki, to YIT. Additionally, YIT and Telia Finland are negotiating on the possibility of establishing a real estate development joint venture. The buildings to be bought cover approximately 50,000 square metres, and the plan is to develop there versatile modern office spaces to cover various end-uses.
”We are happy to be able to offer Telia Finland new offices in the future Tripla centre. Additionally, we look forward to the opportunity to develop the entire Central Pasila area as a whole, combining comfortable living, modern multi-use offices as well as extensive services and traffic connections,” says Esa Neuvonen, Executive Vice President, Business premises segment, YIT Corporation.