YIT and Senate Properties have signed a contract for the reconstruction and expansion of the Kuopio Courthouse.

Senate Properties manages the government properties of Finland.

The project began in July 2022 and is anticipated to complete in early 2024.

It will be implemented as a project management contract.

The construction cost is estimated at approximately €13m.

The Kuopio Courthouse project includes revamp of 1929-built property that is historically as well as scenically important and has a protected exterior.

This building was last used a tax office, and prior to that, it was used as a fire and police station.

Following the renovation, the building will meet modern indoor air and soundproofing requirements.

Additionally, an extension will be constructed in the courtyard of the courthouse. This extension will be linked with the old building.

The site will accommodate the district court, the bailiff’s office and the public prosecutor’s office in future.

YIT regional director Jani Knuuttila said: “YIT builds functional and sustainable living environments to make sustainable life easy. The aim is to enable a smooth and sustainable everyday life for people, businesses and society. The renovation of the Kuopio Courthouse is a good example of this. We look forward to working with Senate Properties.”

Senate Properties construction manager Jarkko Karvonen said: “The starting point of the spatial design was to create safe and healthy solutions that are in line with the judicial administration’s working environment and premises concept and support new ways of working and digitalisation. We are looking forward to developing the design solutions for implementation and starting the construction work with YIT.”
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Image: The site will accommodate the district court, the bailiff’s office and the public prosecutor’s office in future. Credit: Arkkitehtitoimisto Rosberg Ikävalko Oy/ Senaatti-Kiinteistöt/ YIT Group/Cision.