Säterinportti office campus at Leppävaara in Espoo, Finland, obtained a WELL Gold certification in late 2019. Consulted by GBP, the project was Finland’s first WELL Gold certification and also Finland’s first property-specific Core certification. The certification covered campus buildings B and C, which house most of the property’s shared facilities, such as restaurants, a gym and a wellness area.
Managed by the International WELL Building Institute™, the WELL certification is a real estate industry rating system developed in 2014 that is based on leading medical research of the industry. It aims to create facilities that are proven to promote the health and wellbeing of people.
The wellbeing of employees was the key when the Säterinportti office campus was renovated. The Gold level certification is an indication of the investments in the wellbeing and comfort of the property users in all the different WELL concepts: indoor air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
Many building technology solutions aim to improve people’s wellbeing and health, as well as to make the facilities more pleasant. The building technology solutions focus on, for instance, high-quality indoor air, adequate ventilation, lighting to suit the people’s needs and a sufficient amount of daylight. Plenty of natural materials, nature motifs and plants have been used as interior decoration elements. The property users are motivated to move by, for example, encouraging them to take the stairs, as well as by offering them group exercising opportunities and personal training. The property owner, Nordika from Sweden, also offers a high-quality gym and a wellness area for the tenant companies. The latter is meant to be used as a resting place or a relaxed working space. The property also includes a cafeteria and a lunch restaurant which encourage people to eat healthy by selling healthy food.
Project partners: Green Building Partners,
Trevian Asset Management/Nordika
Year of construction: 2019