2017 in brief

Jan. '18

The Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients (RAKLI) selected SYK as the property developer of the year. The award was handed out in January 2018.


1 December Housewarming party for stakeholders at SYK’s new office


Kajaani campus area divested, properties divested on Horttokuja and the Kasarmi area in Turku, parcel of land sold in Tampere’s Nekala district

Lease signed with the Oulu University of Applied Sciences for premises at the Linnanmaa campus.

Renovation of the Metria building was completed in Joensuu.

Ponsse’s research unit moved to the Hervanta campus in Tampere as a new tenant.


Finland’s largest biodiversity roof was built and finished on top of the Kampusareena building in Tampere.

Renovation of the Calonia building was completed in Turku. Flawless project delivery.

SYK released its first company video.


28 Sep. Campuses of the Century seminar in Jyväskylä and Finland 100 walking tours of the newly renovated, Alvar Aalto-designed Capitolium building, which serves as the main building of the University of Jyväskylä.

23 Sep. The Dentopolis building was commissioned on the Kontinkangas campus in Oulu. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä attended the occasion.

SYK’s office on the Hervanta campus moved from the Kampusareena building to the Tietotalo building.


Kampusklubi entered its third year of operation


A parcel of land was sold to Joensuun Elli, a student housing company in Joensuu.


15 Jun. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry of the Environment, the Energy Authority and Motiva awarded businesses and municipalities for successful and exemplary performance in the area of energy efficiency during the period 2008–2016. University Properties of Finland Ltd received an honourable mention in the property business category for its work related to improving energy efficiency.


16 May Topping out ceremony held at the Medisiina D building in Turku.

SYK launched a blog at blogi.sykoy.fi, with the first blog post written by CEO Mauno Sievänen.

23 May Responsible operators – sustainable campuses, an invitation-only event for university executives. The participants discussed ideas for sustainable campuses and heard remarks from guest speaker Martin Townsend, an expert from the BREEAM organisation.


10 Mar. The newly constructed Ruusupuisto building in Jyväskylä achieved environmental certification: BREEAM International Bespoke 2010 Final Certificate: Very Good.

14 Mar. The newly constructed Medisiina D building in Turku achieved environmental certification: BREEAM International 2013 Interim Certificate: Very Good.


17 Feb. Topping out ceremony held at the Metria building in Joensuu.

1 Feb. Samuel Koivisto was appointed Director, Customer Relations and Services, and a member of the Executive Board.