On 2 June 2015, Aalto University Properties Ltd signed a deed of sale regarding the purchase of the property at Metallimiehenkuja 2–4 from Senate Properties. This summer, alteration work will take place at the property, with the goal of opening a student restaurant and different learning and event premises at Metallimiehenkuja 2 in the autumn.
With the deal, the company wants to improve and diversify the basic and restaurant services in central Otaniemi, since a significant part of the services disappeared when the restaurants in Dipoli closed. The idea is also to serve the economics students who will relocate to Otaniemi next autumn by offering new learning and meeting places – “student hubs” – right in the middle of Otaniemi. The property deal supports the aims of Aalto University to improve services near the metro station, both in the short and long term.
Most recently, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used Metallimiehenkuja 2 as its showroom and for organising events. Aalto University has an architectural workshop at Metallimiehenkuja 4, which will continue its operations in the building.
Additionally, Aalto University Properties and Senate Properties signed a deed of sale regarding the property at Otakaari 6. The property in question is known as Fortum’s power plant plot. At present, in addition to the power plant, the plot is also used for the “Deep Heat” project, a joint effort between St1 and Fortum. Otakaari 6 is considered a strategic acquisition from the point of view of the future development of the Puumies block.
For additional information, please contact:
Antti Tuomela, Managing Director, Aalto University Properties, tel. +358 40 719 4007