News / 14.2.2024

Helen to relocate to modern premises next to the Salmisaari power plant

In the summer of 2025, Helen is moving from the iconic Sähkötalo building to the new We Land premises in Salmisaari, Helsinki. The move will enable closer cooperation between companies in Helen Group as Helen Electricity Network Ltd will relocate to the same premises as its parent company. The premises are high-quality, versatile and flexible for different needs. 

Helen has concluded a contract with NCC on renting new premises in the We Land office building currently under construction. We Land is an innovative office solution built around a sense of community, experience and sustainability.

"For us, the We Land premises are, first and foremost, a meeting place that supports innovation and different ways of working. With We Land, we want to offer a spectacular, efficient setting for the important work our employees are doing in promoting the green transition in line with our new strategy, focusing on flexibility and profitability," says CEO of Helen Olli Sirkka

The new premises offer a modern, adjustable working environment that meets the requirements of mobile knowledge work. The facilities include teamworking spaces, such as brainstorming areas, project spaces and conference rooms, as well as various facilities for individual work. The We Land premises are flexible and versatile. Designed for both current and future needs, the premises are also cost-effective. 

Helen Electricity Network Ltd will join Helen at We Land, moving from its previous Käpylä premises.   

"The new premises will offer us a great opportunity for a better working environment and a sense of community. Together, we'll be able to fully tap into our expertise, learn from each other and grow together," says Markus Lehtonen, CEO of Helen Electricity Network Ltd.  

Helen's new premises will cover about 6,500 m2 across four floors at We Land.

"Developed and built by us, We Land will provide high-quality, environmentally certified premises for Helen. We believe that the diverse services and communal design solutions will serve as an excellent support for modern ways of working. The premises of We Land are already almost fully booked, and the building will be completed next summer," says Petri Bergström, Head of NCC Property Development Finland. 

The 14-storey office building of We Land will provide diverse services, such as restaurants, cafés, social premises and multipurpose premises. The building is the first construction project in Finland to focus on environmental sustainability in line with the environmental criteria of the highest BREEAM Outstanding rating. We Land is located in Porkkalankatu, close to Helen's Salmisaari power plant.

Six decades of Sähkötalo as Helen's headquarters 

In 1973, the utility company of the City of Helsinki, these days known as Helen, built Sähkötalo ('Electricity House') as its headquarters. Designed by Alvar Aalto, Sähkötalo has always been used as an office building, and with its considerable cultural and historical significance, it has mostly retained its original appearance. Sähkötalo was part of Aalto's designs for downtown Helsinki, alongside Finlandia Hall. Helen will remain in Sähkötalo as a tenant until the new premises are completed.   

"Sähkötalo has served us very well for decades. Our employees have particularly praised the building for its central location and bright rooms. However, as an expert organisation focused on building the future of energy, it is time to turn to a new page in our history," says Olli Sirkka.   

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