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SRV GROUP PLC                       STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE       6 July 2011   1.45 p.m. EET


SRV and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company have made a contract concerning the construction of new premises for Finnair at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport area. Ilmarinen and Finnair have agreed on the project earlier. The construction of the premises will follow the principles of sustainable development and they offer advanced working environment.

The total floor area of the new multi-user building is around 70,000 square meters, of which 22,400 square meters is offices. Finnair’s head-office functions and crew facilities will be located in the building. 

The building has been named House of Travel and Transportation. It will be built next to the present Finnair head-office where now is a parking lot. New parking facilities for 1350 cars will be built under the new building. The construction works will commence in July and the building will be completed at the end of June 2013.

– This is an interesting project on a prime logistic location. In compliance with the wishes of the client and the future users, we will utilize our know-how in sustainable construction. The environmental classification and energy control are important aims for both the users and the investors, Senior Executive Vice President of SRV Juha Pekka Ojala says.  

The Finnair premises will be built to qualify for Leed Gold rating and they aim for energy class A.

– The objectives of sustainable development set requirements for building services and even for architecture. When aiming at lower energy consumption in the building, the amount of glass surfaces has been optimized, for instance, says Ojala.

The construction project is a joint effort of Ilmarinen, Finnair and SRV in sustainable development where attention is paid to U-values telling the thermal transmittance value and to airtightness of the building.   The building will use partly terrestrial heat. The heating and cooling of the building is arranged by ceiling radiating panels. The selected sanitary fixtures and lighting types as well as their control aim also to significant energy savings.


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Further information: production director Antti Raunemaa, SRV, tel. +358 40 5644 105

 Distribution: Nasdaq OMX Helsinki, main media 

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