TECHNOPOLIS PRESS RELEASE MAY 5, 2010, AT 12:00 NOON
TECHNOPOLIS EXPANDING AT HERMIA, TAMPERE
Technopolis has purchased 3,237 m2 of facilities from Senaatti Oy in a property
at Kiinteistö Oy Hermia. With this transaction, Technopolis' direct holding of
the property increases to more than 50%.
Satu Eskelinen, Director of Technopolis Tampere, is satisfied with the deal:
“The Technopolis Hermia campus continues to be very attractive for
knowledge-based companies, and we also want to be involved in further
development of this center. This transaction will give us a stronger foundation
for active development work. In the past two years, we have also completed two
totally new facilities in the campus with of a total of 9,742 m2.”
The campus is a nationally significant center of for sophisticated research and
expertise in ICT mechanical engineering, automation, and laser technology.
“Technopolis centers provide versatile services that enable companies to focus
strongly on their core business. The Technopolis Hermia innovation hub provides
services to all businesses in the area. We are also actively surveying customer
interest in additional new facilities,” says Eskelinen.
Technopolis has more than one hundred customer companies at Hermia. The
Technopolis Hermia center in Tampere has over 27,000 square meters and
Technopolis has more than 120 customer companies in Tampere as a whole, with
new campuses under construction in the city center and in the Finnmedi life
sciences area. With the Kiinteistö Oy Hermia 1 transaction, Technopolis' total
scope of facilities in Tampere increases to 59,718 m2.
Technopolis Plc is a leading listed company specializing in business
environments and services for knowledge-based companies. The Technopolis
service portfolio combines business and development services as well as modern
facilities. At present, approximately 16,000 people work and almost 1,200
companies do business at Technopolis facilities in Oulu, the Helsinki
Metropolitan Area, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, and Tampere, as well as St.
Petersburg, Russia. Technopolis Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Director of Technopolis Tampere
Tel. +358 (0)50 655 70
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Oy