Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term lease with Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company to relocate its headquarters operations to the Salmisaari district of Helsinki.
Wärtsilä will be moving from Hakaniemi to Salmisaari during summer 2018, providing a modern, nearly 11,000m2 workspace for all of its almost 500 employees working in the capital city area. Eniram, which was acquired by Wärtsilä in the summer of 2016 and is currently based in the Lauttasaari district, will also move into the new premises.
The new Wärtsilä Helsinki Campus will feature the latest smart technology and promote new ways of working with sustainability in focus. “Moving into new premises provides us an opportunity to develop our corporate culture and our daily work. It’s perfectly in line with Wärtsilä’s growth strategy and our goal to enable sustainable societies with smart technology,” said Jaakko Eskola, president and CEO of Wärtsilä.
Before the companies move in, the premises, currently occupied by Danske Bank, will be remodelled based on input from Wärtsilä personnel and an external consultant. Built in 2009, the office complex in Salmisaari has a BREEAM Very Good environmental rating. During the remodelling, solar panels will be installed on the roof, and the parking facilities will be enhanced with spaces equipped for electric cars.
- October 2017