Fira Oy, a construction service company, and DHL, the global market leader in logistics, have signed an agreement to build a new logistics centre in Bastukärr in Sipoo, Finland. The total area of the centre will be around 44,000 square metres. This is one of the first sites in Finland aiming for the highest possible level of certification, “Outstanding”, within the BREEAM International New Construction 2016 environmental certification system. The construction work will begin in June.
Achieving the “Outstanding” level for the entire building within the BREEAM NC 2016 certification system sets strict requirements for energy efficiency, the environmental impacts of building materials and sustainable procurement, among other aspects. In addition, the goal is to achieve the WELL Core Gold level for the office facilities.
The construction of the new logistics centre will begin in June with the establishment of the construction site and earth moving work. The project will be handed over to DHL in two stages in September 2023 and February 2024. The solutions used in the project planning phase are based on the special expertise of Fira’s in-house solution development team and the operating models that the company has developed over the years.
“Fira has solid experience in designing and implementing complex and extensive logistics centre projects. Our in-house solution development enables us to find the optimal solution for the client. We are very pleased with the trust shown in us, and we are looking forward to building a new DHL logistics centre in line with the requirements of the ‘Outstanding’ level within the BREEAM certification system,” says Henri Mämmi, Director, Commercial Construction at Fira.
Ramboll, JLL and Parviainen Arkkitehdit are serving as DHL’s consultants on the project.
In 2021, Fira built a warehouse building for Transvall, the logistics company of Posti, one of the leading delivery and fulfilment companies in Finland, Sweden and the Baltic countries. The Transvall logistics centre has a total area of 30,000 square metres and is located next to the future DHL logistics centre in Bastukärr in Sipoo. In late 2021, Fira entered into an agreement on the construction of a warehouse building (55,000 square metres) for Tokmanni, Finland’s leading variety discount retailer.
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Fira Oy is a construction service company focusing on high-quality project solutions in growing sectors of the construction industry, especially in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Our business operations are divided into four service areas: residential construction, commercial construction, modernisations and pipe renovations. We develop housing and construction solutions that consider the environment, delight people and help customers exceed their goals.