Sustainability in real estate development
Assi Group Oy is a privately held real estate development company from Lappeenranta, which develops real estate for leasing office premises to companies and homes in blocks of flats to private customers. We offer offices and commercial premises in the best locations in the centre of Lappeenranta. In addition to Lappeenranta, we offer rental housing in Lahti, Mikkeli, Kuopio and Tallinn.
A 9,000 m2 office building in the Vapaudenaukio Plaza and the Wilhunkulma commercial property provide first-rate facilities for more than 50 companies, right in the heart of Lappeenranta. The facilities in Vapaudenaukio include flexible office spaces equipped with modern features for meeting the needs of an individual business owner or a company that has more than 100 employees. The location of the Wilhunkulma commercial property right next to the city hall and the pedestrian zone offers premises for restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores and service companies. For industrial operations, we have space and lots at the industry hub in Muukonkangas, next to main road 6.
We invest in sustainable and far-reaching solutions in all our real estate development activities as well as energy use. Our new construction and repair projects are always aimed for our own use, so we do not use solutions that are intended for the short term or save us money during the construction phase; instead, we base our decisions on life cycle assessments.
The office building in Vapaudenaukio is the first building in Lappeenranta to receive the Gold rating level of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for buildings. The certification criteria include the reduction of energy consumption, efficient use of water, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, improving the quality of indoor air, and the location of the building. Special attention has been paid at the Vapaudenaukio property on the management of indoor conditions and supporting commuting to work by bike.
Assi Homes are located in the centres of cities, in different housing companies, and the homes are always of high quality and up to date. New, spectacular homes will soon be available in the valuable Armilanlinna property in Lappeenranta, in the city block next to the railway station. We are giving Armilanlinna, which is an architecturally and historically valuable school building, a new lease on life and purpose of use. When developing this property, we are carefully respecting the architectural spirit of this fine example of functionalism, which is full of history, without compromising on the convenience of modern technology.
Honouring the respected historical surroundings and the building’s position was important when designing the Wilhunkulma commercial property. The goal was to create a new landmark building that honours the existing city scape. Wilhunkulma was selected as Lappeenranta’s most beautiful building in 2011.