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Varma and CSC – IT Center for Science agree on long-term lease of premises in Keilaniemen Portti

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Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and CSC – IT Center for Science have signed a long-term agreement on the lease of premises in Keilaniemen Portti under construction in Keilaniemi, Espoo.

Photo: Arco Architecture Company
Photo: Arco Architecture Company

Located in the Keilaniemi office hub, the 57-metre-high Keilaniemen Portti will have 14 above-ground floors and two basement floors. The building with high-quality architecture will feature wood as the primary material.

The construction of Keilaniemen Portti began in the summer. The premises of the building’s anchor tenant, CSC, will be located on three floors. The premises cover approximately 7,500 square metres. The total lettable floor area in Keilaniemen Portti will be 17,700 square metres.

“For us, Keilaniemen Portti is an exceptional office building project with a strong focus not only on factors that enhance work satisfaction, but also on environmental aspects and circular economy principles. I’m delighted that we have gotten the project underway and found a long-term tenant who is on the same page with us when it comes to the use of space,” says Sampsa Ratia, Head of Real Assets at Varma.

CSC, which is owned by the state and universities, builds and develops ICT services for research, education, public administration and companies. CSC chose its office location through tendering. The building will be completed in late 2026.

“Our new head office will provide our growing organisation with suitable premises. The office must be the best possible place to work and the working environment has to ensure that hybrid work runs smoothly. Our choice of partner and location was also strongly guided by sustainability factors,” says CSC’s Managing Director Kimmo Koski.

Keilaniemen Portti is located at a traffic hub 

Keilaniemen Portti is located at a traffic hub near the Jokeri Light Rail’s end station and the Keilaniemi metro station next to the Kehä I ring road I the Länsiväylä highway.

The building’s frame will consist of glulam posts, a concrete-CLT composite slab and steel beams. A wooden cladding will be installed to the aluminium frame of the facade. BREEAM Excellent environmental certification will be sought for Keilaniemen Portti. Keilaniemen Portti supports Varma’s target of a carbon-neutral investment portfolio by 2035.

Varma is one of Finland’s largest real estate investors, with real estate assets worth approximately EUR 5.7 billion. The lettable premises include hotel properties, business premises, commercial centre premises and over 4,300 rental apartments.

Further information:

Sampsa Ratia, Varma, Head of Real Assets, sampsa.ratia(at)varma.fi, tel. +358 40 564 4456

Marjut Tervola, Varma, Communications Manager marjut.tervola(at)varma.fi, tel. +358 45 673 0120 

Maija Kuhlman, CSC, Director of Communications, maija.kuhlman(at)csc.fi, tel. +358 40 718 2206 

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Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company is a responsible and solvent investor of pension funds. The company is responsible for the earnings-related pension cover of 980,000 people in the private sector. Varma’s premiums written totalled EUR 6.1 billion in 2022 and pension payments stood at EUR 6.5 billion. Varma’s investment portfolio amounted to EUR 57.4 billion at the end of June 2023. 

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