The new preschool with room for 224 children will use locally produced energy as much as possible. At least 90 percent of the annual heating energy needs must come from geothermal energy and at least ten percent of the electricity from solar power.

"We are happy to continue our good cooperation with the city of Helsinki," says Jarkko Leinonen, Country Manager Finland at Hemsö.

"As a developer and landlord, we wanted a reliable, committed and long-term partner and we have very good experiences with Hemsö from previous projects," says Ari Hulkkonen, project director at the City of Helsinki.

The building must be certified according to Breeam's level Excellent. Planned occupancy is at the beginning of 2025.