Nordika Leases 11,000 sqm in Helsinki to Sitowise
Finland Sitowise is concentrating all of its Helsinki operations to Säterinportti and has signed a long-term lease for 11,000 sqm.
Nordika has actively, since its acquisition of Säterinportti, established a unique work place inspired by modern campus standards in the US. A concept where workplace, wellness and comfort all creates an integral mix for the tenants to enjoy time spent in the building. Over the past two years, Säterinportti has experienced a complete transformation, emphasizing employee satisfaction and wellness at work
The success of the concept and the creation of a unique mix in the property, has been demonstrated by the exceptionally fast pace of leasing of the Säterinportti Campus. Its 35,000 sqm of office space are now nearly fully let, just two years after the project started. Nordika has worked successfully with its local partner Trevian to implement Nordika’s concept and ideas.
The location of the Säterinportti Campus is excellent with good access to the ring road and public transportation. The location will improve further, with a new high-speed tram opening in 2020 with a stop just outside the Säterinportti Campus.
The business campus includes a unique 1,700 sqm Playgroundarea with a fitness centre and gym, as well as a living room-like meeting place for console gaming, billiards and foosball. Work can also be done in a highly appreciated newly opened café or in the restaurant which only serves locally produced food, as well as in several mobile work stations.
Tenants of the Säterinportti Campus are mainly high-level consultancy and specialist companies. Säterinportti achieved BREEAM sustainability certificate in 2018 and is aiming to be one of the first Well-certified properties in Finland.
“It is with great satisfaction, we have been able to transform a more or less vacant office property that was gloomy and sad upon take over, into a place where it is now buzzing of activity, life and dynamic energy. To be able to deliver space to people which is superior in its qualities, and yet with a decent price tag is what makes us passionate about our business. The ideas Nordika have introduced and implemented in Säterinportti is far from rocket science, but it is still only a handful of property owners who actively brings this mindset to their properties in order to make them “best in class” for their tenants," says Jonas Grandér, CEO of Nordika.
Sitowise, who formerly had some 300 employees at Säterinportti, will in 2019 centralise all of its Helsinki Metropolitan Area operations at the business campus. The company's headquarters have been at Säterinportti since 2018. Sitowise is the largest Finnish-owned engineering and consulting company of built environment in Finland.
Sitowise was created through the merger of infrastructure and building design and consulting experts Sito Oy and Wise Group Finland Oy in 2017. Until now, many of its employees have worked at different locations, but the new arrangement will gather all of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area operations at the headquarters.
"We want to show appreciation to our employees also with the choice of premises. The functional office space and the wellness concept of Säterinportti Campus are a perfect fit for us. Sitowise is on a strong growth track and we need a shared office space with excellent traffic connections to strengthen the interaction and workplace comfort and well-being of our more than 800 employees," says Aki Puska, Deputy CEO of Sitowise.