YIT signs a contract on the construction of Lauritsala school with the life cycle model

YIT Corporation Investor News November 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Lauritsala talvi
Lauritsala talvi

YIT and the City of Lappeenranta have signed a contract on the construction and maintenance of Lauritsala school. YIT is responsible for the design, realisation and 20-year service period of the project carried out in accordance with the life cycle model. The total value of the project is approximately EUR 32 million. The contract will be entered in the order backlog for the fourth quarter of 2019. 

The new Lauritsala school will be built to replace the old school building that was demolished in 2016. It will respond to the needs of basic education, pre-primary education, youth services, sports and exercise service and Eksote, the South Karelia Social and Health Care District’s services. The building is designed for almost 900 daily users, and its gross floor area is over 8,000 m2. The construction of the project will begin in spring 2020, and the users will get to the new premises in early 2022, which also marks the beginning of YIT’s service period. The exterior work will continue until summer 2022. 

In accordance with the life-cycle model, YIT’s responsibilities include the building’s usability and use conditions for a service period of 20 years. 

“It’s great to participate in realising the Lauritsala school with the life cycle model in cooperation with the City of Lappeenranta. The life cycle model combines the objectives of the client, the planning, construction and property maintenance to an entity ensuring the property’s usability and excellent condition throughout the entire contract period,” says Hannu Soikkeli, Director of life cycle projects at YIT. 

“Lauritsala school is the first school in Lappeenranta to be realised using the life cycle model. The expectations are high for both the realisation phase as well as the service period. We expect predictability and smooth daily operations throughout the contract period,” says Katri Tolvanen, Property Director at Lappeenrannan Toimitilat Oy. 

For further information, please contact:

Tiina Kuusisaari, Investor Relations Manager, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 (0)40 528 8154,
Esa Neuvonen, EVP, Business Premises and Partnership Properties, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 (0)40 500 1003,


Tiina Kuusisaari
Investor Relations Manager

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