YIT to renovate and extend Kuopio Courthouse

YIT Corporation Press release 21 September 2022 at 08:00 a.m.

Senaatti-Kiinteistöt. Picture: Arkkitehtitoimisto Rosberg Ikävalko Oy.
Senaatti-Kiinteistöt. Picture: Arkkitehtitoimisto Rosberg Ikävalko Oy.

YIT and Senate Properties, the enterprise that manages the Finnish Government's properties, have signed a contract for the renovation and extension of the Kuopio Courthouse. The project started in July 2022 and is expected to be completed in early 2024. It will be implemented as a project management contract. The cost estimate for the construction is approximately EUR 13 million.

The Kuopio Courthouse project involves the renovation of an old property, built in 1929, which is historically and scenically significant and has a protected exterior. The building was last used as a tax office and before that as a fire and police station.

After the renovation, the building will meet modern indoor air and soundproofing requirements. In addition, an extension will be built in the courtyard of the courthouse, which will be integrated into the old building. In the future, the premises will house the district court, the bailiff’s office and the public prosecutor’s office.

“YIT builds functional and sustainable living environments to make sustainable life easy. The aim is to enable a smooth and sustainable everyday life for people, businesses and society. The renovation of the Kuopio Courthouse is a good example of this. We look forward to working with Senate Properties,” says Jani Knuuttila, Regional Director, YIT.

“The starting point of the spatial design was to create safe and healthy solutions that are in line with the judicial administration’s working environment and premises concept and support new ways of working and digitalisation. We are looking forward to developing the design solutions for implementation and starting the construction work with YIT,” says Jarkko Karvonen, Construction Manager at Senate Properties.
For further information, please contact:
Jani Knuuttila, Regional Director, Housing and Commercial Properties, Eastern Finland, YIT, tel. +358 (0)40 843 9175, jani.knuuttila@yit.fi 
Pirita Tiusanen, Communications Manager, YIT, tel. +358 44 240 9822, pirita.tiusanen@yit.fi 

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