Special investment fund Trevian Finland Properties I bought the Sampokeskus shopping centre from Citycon Finland Oy on 30 November 2018.
In addition to Sampokeskus, the development plan concerns Antinkulma, a property owned by Rovaseudun Markkinakiinteistöt Oy, the property development company of the City of Rovaniemi, at Koskikatu 19. A section of Koskikatu would be covered, to become an indoor market square that can be utilised throughout the year. Negotiations with the City of Rovaniemi are preliminary, and no agreements on the development plan have been signed yet.
On the Antinkulma plot, the plan includes a 26-storey hotel, together with modern office and congress space. The hotel’s restaurants and other services would be located in the premises of the current Sampokeskus. New storeys would be added on the Koskikatu side of the plot, and on the Antinkulma plot, where the tower hotel would be situated. The planned height of the hotel exceeds 93 metres, which would make it the tallest hotel in Finland. The draft development plan consists of more than 200 hotel rooms and ca. 8,000 m2 of office and congress space. Total newbuild area of the plan exceeds 23,000 m2.
In cooperation with the city and other property owners in the city centre, the plan strives to develop a combined underground parking facility, to improve the accessibility and functionality of the Rovaniemi central business district (CBD).
Furthermore, the goal is to improve the effectiveness of public transport, including tourist coaches, airport shuttle services, and connections to the nearby tourist resorts.
The plans are preliminary, and discussions with the City of Rovaniemi continue on the project. Cooperation with adjacent property owners supports the city’s strong role in developing the Rovaniemi CBD.