Alliance contract for the development stage of Kokkola Sports Park has been signed

YIT Corporation Press release 29 March 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

YIT Kokkolan urheilupuisto allianssi
YIT Kokkolan urheilupuisto allianssi

YIT, as part of an alliance, has signed a contract for the development stage of Kokkola Sports Park. The main contractor of the alliance is YIT, and the main design and architectural design is by UKI Arkkitehdit Oy and Arkkitehtitoimisto Jääskeläinen Oy, structural design by Ramboll Finland Oy and building system design by Granlund Pohjanmaa Oy. The client of the alliance is Kokkolan urheilupuisto Ltd.

The initial development phase of the project is expected to last until the end of 2022, during which time the content and implementation of the alliance will be planned, and the target cost and implementation plan with timetable will be defined. After the development phase, a decision will be taken to move on to the implementation phase, which will last approximately three years. The estimated total value of the contract for the alliance group is EUR 50 million, of which the share of the development stage is approximately EUR 2 million.

“We are now enthusiastically continuing the teamwork that started during the competition phase between the alliance partners and the client in order to implement the sports park,” says the alliances Project manager Markus Kaustinen at YIT.

"The Kokkola Sports Park complex is a good continuation of the significant stadium and ice rink projects that have already been implemented in Ostrobothnia," says Reima Paananen, Head of Unit at Ramboll Finland Oy.

"Energy recycling and energy efficiency are cornerstones of our operations. We are delighted that the Kokkola Sports Park project has made this important topic a key focus of its objectives," says Kari Rintamäki, Area Development Director at Granlund.

"I am very pleased with the broad range of expertise that we have brought into the alliance. Cooperation with these players will ensure that the project proceeds as planned," says Timo Sivula, Managing Director of Kokkolan Urheilupuisto.

The Kokkola Sports Park consists of a multipurpose hall for indoor sports and events, two new training rinks with indoor running tracks, and the renovation of the existing ice rink and sports hall. The project also includes an UEFA category 2 football stadium, which will be built adjacent to the multipurpose hall.

Upon completion, the new Kokkola Sports Park, located right in the centre of Kokkola, will expand and enable the entire region to have a wonderful setting for sports, especially indoor sports. Major events, fairs, conferences and concerts will also receive new and modern facilities.

The planned energy recycling systems will have a significant impact on the project’s energy costs during its lifecycle. Among other things, condensate heat from the ice rink will be utilised in the multipurpose hall. The project encompasses approximately 30,000 floor square metres, which will be specified during the development stage.

For further information, please contact:
Timo Sivula, Managing Director, Kokkolan Urheilupuisto Ltd, tel. +358 (0)45 624 5150,
Mikael Snellman, Regional Manager, YIT Finland Ltd, tel. +358 (0)40 721 5835, 
Reima Paananen, Head of Department, Ramboll Finland Ltd, tel. +358 (0)40 481 8322,
Kari Rintamäki, Area Development Director, Granlund Pohjanmaa Ltd, tel. +358 (0)40 553 0986,
Anna Leino, Communications Manager, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 (0)50 384 5797,

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