NCC Property Development is starting the development of the €50m Lielahti Center in Tampere, Finland.
The project will create 15,000m² of mixed use space, out of which 13,350m² will be leased for retail and service areas.
Upon its completion in 2014, the development will improve both shopping and public services in the Lielahti area.
City of Tampere will be the main tenant as it is planning have a number of public services at the Lielahti Center.
The services comprise a library, several health and social services including a child welfare clinic, as well as a service centre for elderly citizens.
Lielahti Center will also house other service providers and commercial stores including H&M.
The centre is designed to be certified ‘Very Good’ as per the BREEAM environmental certification system.
NCC Property Development business area president Joachim Hallengren said that the combination of commercial and public services in the project creates an area that adds value for the citizens of Tampere.
"As one of the leading property developers on the Finnish market, we are an active driver of sustainability issues," Hallengren added.
Prior to the Lielahti Center, NCC built a 16,500m² retail park in Lielahti known as Home Center Lielahti, designed by Arkkitehtuuritoimisto Teuvo Vastamäki.
Completed in 2009, the retail park is located adjacent to a new Prisma store, features a Kodin Ykkonen department store, home electronics stores Gigantti and Musta Porssi, and Stemma Furniture Store.
In May 2012, NCC Property Development started the development of a third office building in Alberga Business Park in Espoo, Finland.
Image: When completed, Lielahti Center will improve both shopping and public services in the area. Photo: NCC Property Development.