NCC will start construction of the new office concept We Land in the Ruoholahti district of Helsinki in December. The building is designed with the ambition to meet the exceptionally high BREEAM rating of Outstanding.
Ruoholahti is a business district where approximately 19,000 people work and about 20% of Helsinki’s head offices are located. NCC has been planning the We Land concept in cooperation with the City of Helsinki, the architect firm JKMM Architects and companies and tenants in the area. One of the future tenants of We Land is Deloitte, which will relocate its Finnish headquarters to the area once complete in 2023. The letting ratio is currently at 29%.
We Land will compeise 14 floors above ground and three floors below, with 18,000m² of office space, 1,700m² for catering services, 190 parking spaces (all with charging facilities) and 450 bike parking spaces. The office building is located next to the rapidly growing Jatkasaari area and the city’s international West Harbour Lansisatama. The building is designed with the ambition to meet the highest possible BREEAM rating of Outstanding, the first of its kind for NCC in Finland and one of the first such buildings in the country. BREEAM Outstanding in construction is rare, even internationally. The design, material choices, services, communications and operation of We Land are all in line with the ‘As green as possible’ principle.
“We want to upgrade the Ruoholahti district and make it into one of Helsinki’s most attractive areas. We are pleased to be able to start construction of this modern and sustainable office building,” said Petri Bergström, head of NCC Property Development in Finland.