Are to deliver building technology at Seppä shopping centre in Jyväskylä

Are Oy           Press release            10 May 2016 at 9.00 a.m.


Are and Skanska Talonrakennus Oy have concluded an agreement on the provision of building technology systems in Jyväskylä. Under the agreement, Are will provide heating, water, ventilation, electrical, automation and sprinkler services. The contractor appointed to build the Seppä shopping centre is LähiTapiola. Construction is already underway and the shopping centre is due to be completed in September 2017.


“At Skanska, what we look for in a project partner is the ability to work together as a team and deliver the required capacity and resources as well as reliability and cost-efficiency. Are meets all these criteria,” Jorma Mustakangas, Regional Manager at Skanska.


The project is delivered on a turnkey basis.


“We have worked together with Skanska on a number of projects in Jyväskylä. The turnkey approach is an excellent opportunity for us to implement the best available building technology solutions at the Seppä shopping centre,” Markku Mäkinen, Regional Director at Are, commented. 


The shopping centre will extend over two floors, with an underground car park below. The building will offer some 24,000 sq m of leasable area.


The new shopping centre will be built adjacent to the existing Prismakeskus and it is intended that the two facilities will form a single unit, connected via a roofed indoor market area. Investment has been secured from businesses in the LähiTapiola Group.


More information:


Are Oy

Markku Mäkinen, Regional Director, tel: +358 40 300 5219,


Skanska Talonrakennus Oy

Jukka Patala, Construction Manager, tel: +358 40 582 9501, 


Are is the largest technical building services company in Finland. Our technical building contracting and property maintenance services guarantee energy efficiency and a comfortable indoor climate throughout the entire life cycle of the building. 

We focus on intelligent technical maintenance and our Are Sensus low-energy system in particular. Established more than 100 years ago, the Are Group employs approximately 2,900 people. We serve our customers in 25 locations in Finland and in St Petersburg, Russia. More information:


Skanska’s operations in Finland comprise construction, residential and commercial property project management and public sector life-cycle projects. Our building services include construction services, building technology services, earthworks and landscape architecture. Skanska Oy’s total net sales in 2014 amounted to EUR 835 million and, at year end, the company employed 2,179 staff.

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