YIT to construct a new building for a secondary school and sports in Heinävesi, Finland

YIT Corporation Press release, July 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.


YIT and the municipality of Heinävesi have reached an agreement on building a new secondary school and sport building in Heinävesi. The contract will be carried out as a turnkey contract and will include the demolition of the previous secondary school. The work will begin in July 2020 and end in December 2021. The value of the agreement is EUR 7.6 million.

The new building will be the only secondary school in the municipality of Heinävesi, and, in 2021, there will be an estimated 80 secondary school students as well as 140 primary school students with access to the facilities. It will be located in the town centre of Heinävesi at Kenttätie 1.

The building’s size is approximately 3,000 m2, with 700 m2 for sports facilities. The sports centre will function as the municipality’s main gym and sports facility as well as the main indoor sports facility for schools and day-care. The planning stage has also included consideration of how the facilities can be accessed in the evening and how it supports other activities.

“Heinävesi wishes to offer families with children high-quality basic education. That includes safe, healthy and modern facilities for both students and teachers. We also want the facilities to be versatile: they should serve everyone in the municipality regardless of their age and be adaptable to meet future needs as well,” says Maarika Kasonen, Mayor of Heinävesi.

For further information, please contact:

Maarika Kasonen, Mayor, tel. +358 40 550 5811, maarika.kasonen@heinavesi.fi

Jenni Ylikotila, Technical Manager, tel. +358 40 355 6320, jenni.ylikotila@heinavesi.fi

Jani Knuuttila, YIT Regional Director, tel. +358 40 843 9175, jani.knuuttila@yit.fi

Arja Korhonen, Communications Manager, tel. +358 40 5545 806, arja.korhonen@yit.fi

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