YIT signs contract to construct Juva school campus in Finland

30 January 2019 (Last Updated January 30th, 2019 11:41)

Finnish construction company YIT and the municipality of Juva have signed a €30m contract for the Juva school campus, which would be built on the site of the current school centre.

YIT signs contract to construct Juva school campus in Finland
Juva school campus road view Linja Arkkitehdit. Credit: YIT Corporation.

Finnish construction company YIT and the municipality of Juva have signed a €30m contract for the Juva school campus, which would be built on the site of the current school centre.

The campus is planned to be built using the lifecycle model, which ensures that the completed premises are safe and healthy.

Due to system maintenance and optimised energy efficiency, the building’s carbon footprint can be kept low.

Under the terms of the contract, YIT will be responsible for the planning, building and maintenance of the campus for 20 years.

“YIT’s solution best matched our requirements in terms of both content and price.”

The company’s maintenance period will start upon completion of the construction in December 2020.

Juva municipal manager Mervi Simoska said: “In the selection of the constructor, particular attention was paid to the functionality of the premises, the architectural solutions and the environmental targets.

“YIT’s solution best matched our requirements in terms of both content and price.”

The campus will include a daycare centre, a comprehensive school, an upper secondary school and sports facilities.

Construction on the Juva school campus will start next month, with the new premises set to be in use by January 2021.

YIT business premises executive vice-president Esa Neuvonen said: “In the project model, the lifecycle of the property is viewed as a whole, not just by focusing on the investment cost.”

YIT will focus on the design of innovative space solutions that enable diverse forms of learning and working.

The calm architecture of the building is offset by small elements.