Technopolis - Company Announcement
Technopolis Plc Stock Exchange Release April 20th, 2009 at 10.00 a.m.
EPICRYSTALS LTD SIGNS LEASE AGREEMENT WITH TECHNOPOLIS - HERMIA 15 OCCUPANCY
RATIO RISES TO 100 %
Technopolis continues to grow strongly in Tampere. Hermia 15 in Hervanta will
be completed in September 2009. The latest lease agreement signed with
EpiCrystals Ltd brings the occupancy ratio at a full 100 %. Sasken Finland Ltd
and TAC Finland Ltd will be situated in the property along with EpiCrystals
The Tampere based laser technology company EpiCrystals Ltd will take 375 square
meters of modern office space. According to EpiCrystal Ltd's CEO Tomi Jouhti
the decision was influenced by the versatile service palette Technopolis
offers, including business and development services supporting the business on
top of the modern office space. One key element in the deal was EpiCrystals
Ltd's recent successful risk financing round, which will enable the company to
expand. Technopolis assisted EpiCrystals Ltd in the fundraising process.
The premises of the Hermia 15 property are extremely felxible and special
attention has been paid to creating an environmentally sustainable and energy
effective operational environment. The property is a pilot project for TAC
Finland Ltd and Technopolis Plc, where consumption is measured and followed in
Technopolis has over 100 client companies in Hermia. Along with the first phase
of the Hermia 15 property, the Hermia technology center in Tampere will grow to
over 27 000 square meters.
The cost calculation for Hermia 15A including the parking hall is approximately
EUR 14,5 million. The space is approximately 11 800 gross square meters of
which the office space is approximately 5 500 gross square meters.
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