Press Release

Technopolis to Open UMA Coworking Space in Kalasatama, Helsinki

Technopolis will open a new UMA coworking space in Helsinki’s trendy and urban Kalasatama region in December 2018. The UMA Workspace-branded facility will be built into a leased 1,700 square meter space with 38 private offices, around 60 open area workstations and four shared meeting rooms. The space will be named UMA Teurastamo (“The Slaughterhouse”), as the space is located in the block called “Trooli” in Helsinki’s old  meatpacking district Teurastamo.

”Shared workspaces are becoming increasingly popular in Helsinki as in many of the biggest cities in the world. Companies are seeking more efficiency and flexibility in the volatile and rapidly changing business environment, but at the same time they need to attract the best talent by providing employees with centrally located, motivating and well serviced workspaces. The UMA concept is our answer to this growing demand and it has proven to be a successful one,” says Keith Silverang, CEO of Technopolis.

“For example, UMA Esplanadi in downtown Helsinki has become a very popular space for both big and small companies: all our private offices are full, the majority of hot desks are in use, and our customer satisfaction just reached 4.4 out of 5.0 (Q2, 2018),” Silverang continues.

UMA is an essential part of  Technopolis’ strategy. The company has reserved 30 million euros to build up a network of 20 UMA coworking spaces in the biggest cities of the Nordic and Baltic Sea region by the end of 2020. These will be stand-alone facilities located outside the Technopolis’ campus network. UMA Teurastamo will be Technopolis’ fourth stand-alone coworking space. The first one was opened in Helsinki in 2016, the second in downtown Stockholm in April 2018 and the third will open in the Copenhagen city center in September 2018.

“We intend to expand our footprint in Helsinki and in other major cities in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. We will deploy our concept aggressively, rapidly and professionally and are aiming to launch more UMAs very soon,” Silverang says.

Workspace that Works

UMA is designed to meet the rising demand for flexibility, efficiency and service by offering premium shared workspaces in central locations with all the needed services ranging from state-of-the-art digital solutions and modern conference rooms to specialty coffee and networking events. Customers will get access to all of these spaces and services with a single membership.

“We believe there is a lot of demand for modern, high-quality workspaces in rapidly developing Kalasatama region. We offer a professional work environment that has been designed with Nordic mentality: inspiring, fresh and functional activity based office where people can really focus on their work and at the same time have a community around them,” says Technopolis’ Service Director Niko Pulli.

“We are very excited to launch UMA Teurastamo. It’s a fantastic location with great public transport connections as well as a bank cluster, Teurastamo’s terrific restaurants, and the new shopping mall Redi around the corner. We’re happy to join the local business hub and bring the benefits of professional coworking space to the area,” Pulli says.

UMA Teurastamo

Address: Lautatarhankatu 10
Space: 1,700 m²
Private offices: 38
Open area workstations: 60
Meeting rooms: 4
The prices of UMA Access/Access+/Team will be the same as in UMA Esplanadi.
www.umaworkspace.com/teurastamo

More information:

Niko Pulli
Director, Services
+358 40 544 9014

Keith Silverang
CEO
+358 40 566 7785

UMA Workspace
UMA Workspace is Technopolis’ network of coworking spaces. UMA offers shared workspace and service solutions for small and large companies in central locations in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. In our workspaces customers can work efficiently and flexibly, either in the privacy of their own serviced offices or as part of our open working community. Technopolis has 12 UMAs in total. Beyond Helsinki and Stockholm city centers, they are located on Technopolis campuses in Finland, Norway, Estonia, Russia and Lithuania. Customers get access to all of these spaces with a single membership. www.umaworkspace.com

Technopolis
Technopolis is a shared workspace expert. We provide and flexible offices, coworking spaces and everything that goes with them. Our services run from designing the workspace to reception, meeting solutions, restaurants and cleaning. We are obsessed with customer satisfaction and value creation. Our 17 campuses host 1,600 companies with 50,000 employees in six countries within the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. Technopolis Plc (TPS1V) is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.technopolis.fi/en

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