SRV as an Investment
The focus of SRV’s business is in Finland’s developing urban centres located next to good transport links, particularly rail transport. In the long term, the company will pursue profitable growth by implementing business premises projects suitable for the needs of different companies and organisations, apartment block projects for everyday living, earth and rock construction, comprehensive area development projects, and special projects such as projects hospitals, schools and public works.
Our strategy is based on developing the built environment so that the entire lifecycle is taken into account. We call this lifecycle wisdom. It means that we always optimise the environmental footprint and costs of buildings in the long-term. Energy consumption and carbon footprint are optimised through the choice of energy production methods and materials and through energy-efficient solutions. Costs are optimised by rational coordination of investment, operating and long-term costs. Technological development and changing needs in terms of space are taken into account in the design, and our services enable buildings to be adapted as required.
SRV introduced to Finland a project management model (the SRV Approach) that has become one of the most adopted approaches to implementing construction projects in the country. SRV has remained faithful to this customer-oriented business model, which enables it to create for each project the most appropriate organisation to implement projects efficiently, professionally and, above all, according to the customer’s needs. This business model means that SRV has significantly fewer employees than its competitors and that the company’s cost structure is more resilient to the ups and downs of the economy.
SRV has positioned itself in the Finnish construction sector among the highest quality constructors and, as one of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area’s largest house builders. SRV’s strategic focus in housing production has shifted from developer contracting projects to development projects in growth centres with good transport connections. A residential development project is a project that is developed by SRV, but which is sold to an investor before construction begins. SRV bears the construction risks in such projects, which are recognised as income according to the percentage of completion.
The business areas are Construction and Investments.
The construction market may fluctuate strongly in changing economic conditions. At such times, SRV’s structural and financial flexibility allows it to adjust to the situation in question. SRV’s ability to take controlled risks has made it a desired partner in many development projects that call for developer-contracted accountability. SRV has such projects in Finland’s growth centres, particularly in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
SRV is seeking long-term profitable growth in business and housing construction in Finland’s developing urban centres. The most significant changes in the operating environment on which we plan for the future and build new business are the increasing urbanization and the need to curb climate change.
Long-standing, goal-directed work in city centres and with land areas and properties located next to good transport links is generating large-scale area development projects.