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NCC to construct a 21,000 sqm LEED Platinum office building in Helsinki

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NCC and Pembroke have signed a contract to build a new office building in the Vallila area in Helsinki. An obsolete office will be replaced by a new sustainable and energy efficient 21,000 sqm building.

Computer generated image, for illustrative purpose. Tengbom Architects

Designed by Tengbom Architects, the building features distinctive clean and contemporary architecture. With large 2,000 sqm floorplates and 3m floor-to-ceiling heights, it is designed to the highest LEED Platinum environmental standard.

“We are happy to be working with NCC to create a sustainable and energy efficient building, with a focus on flexibility to adapt to future needs. Strategically located in Vallila, it underlines the long-term vision we share with the City of Helsinki to create a vibrant area and creative place to work,” says Kristin Willerström, Regional Director Nordics, Pembroke.

NCC is responsible for the design development and construction of the new building.

“NCC has developed and built several demanding office projects in Finland and other Nordic countries. We look forward to working together with Pembroke building on the successful collaboration from the Mästerhuset project completed in 2015 - the first LEED Platinum office building in central Stockholm,” says Kati Tauriainen, Head of Non-residential construction at NCC Building Finland.

Energy efficient building heated with geothermal wells
The City of Helsinki wants to develop the Vallila area into a significant concentration of workplaces, culture and events. The new, sustainable office building will offer possibilities to enhance and enrich interactions with the natural environment, as well as the local neighborhood and surrounding areas.

“Driven by the future occupier, Nordea, the most up-to-date energy and sustainability practices will be applied throughout the design, construction, and operational phases. A comprehensive geothermal heating system will produce more than 80% of the building's thermal energy needs, i.e. more than 800 MWh per year. This could lead to an estimated reduction of approximately 1,900,000 kg of CO2 emissions over 30 years,” says Tauriainen.

Demolition of the existing building will start in March 2021. The new building is estimated to complete early 2024. The order will be registered in the NCC Building Nordics business area in the first quarter of 2021. The parties have agreed not to disclose the order value.  

For more information, please contact:
Anna Rasin, Group Media Relations, NCC, tel +46 72 242 70 97, anna.rasin@ncc.se
NCC’s media line +46 (0)8 585 519 00, E-mail: press@ncc.se, NCC's Media bank

About NCC. NCC is one of the leading construction companies in the Nordics. Based on its expertise in managing complex construction processes, NCC contributes to a positive impact of construction for its customers and society. Operations include commercial property development, building and infrastructure project contracting, and asphalt and stone materials production. In 2019, NCC had sales of SEK 58 bn and 15,500 employees. The NCC shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

About Pembroke
We’re an international real estate advisor that acquires, develops and manages properties and places – specializing in mixed-use and office environments in the world’s leading cities. Facilitating patient capital of our investors, we take a long-term approach to real estate, investing in global cities with proven long-term growth potential.

We have offices in Boston, London, Munich, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and Washington DC, and manage approximately 802,000 sq m/8.6m sq ft in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. By combining a global point of view with local expertise, we’re able to create and manage world-class properties that deliver the best outcomes for our tenants, investors and the communities in which we work. For more information, visit www.pembroke.com.