Varma to purchase two newly completed office properties in Leppävaara

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company has acquired the ownership of buildings A and B of the OOPS office property developed by NCC in Leppävaara, Espoo. The project aims to receive BREEAM Excellent environmental certificate.

Varma bought OOPS’ office buildings A and B from NCC in the end of September. There is totally approx. 18,000 sq. m. of office space in said buildings now owned by Varma. The sale also includes part of the parking building with 379 parking spaces. Besides offices, the building contains retail spaces and a restaurant.

– The property now acquired is an excellent addition to Varma’s property portfolio. The site is located in one of the most attractive workplace areas in the greater Helsinki area. The location offers good services and traffic connections which will improve still after the Raide-Jokeri light rail route is opened, Property Development Director Sari Raunio of Varma says.

The newly completed office buildings were occupied in the beginning of September. The buildings are located along the Monikonpuro brook in Hatsinanpuisto, Leppävaara, next to highly accessible traffic services at the crossing of Ring Road 1, main railway track and the future Raide-Jokeri light rail route. Among future tenants of the office buildings is the software company Trimble whose new headquarters is implemented at OOPS in close co-operation with the client. There are also several life science companies and another software company among the new tenants. Lunch, cafeteria and restaurant services will be provided on the responsibility of Juvenes Oy.

– Modern office spaces at an excellent location have attracted broad interest from various international companies. We will carry on with the development of OOPS’ next phases, Project Director Pirkka Pikkarainen of NCC says.

Solar energy is utilised in the office buildings

Sustainability is considered in OOPS’ office buildings’ design, which is important to Varma. – The buildings use solar energy, and they are designed paying attention to energy efficiency, the lights are adjustable based on daylight, there are charging stations for electric cars, and the building is constructed from environmentally-friendly, durable and recyclable materials, Sari Raunio says.

According to Pirkka Pikkarainen, the project aims at receiving an excellent environmental classification, or BREEAM Excellent environmental certificate.

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