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Aalto CRE and Helsinki Cooperative Society Elanto begin cooperation


We have signed a lease with Helsinki Cooperative Society Elanto regarding grocery trade premises at the Aalto University metro centre. Helsinki Cooperative Society Elanto’s full-sized Alepa grocery shop will have approximately double the product range of the existing Alepa shop in the Otaniemi shopping centre. In addition, various technological retail solutions will be tested in the new shop.

“It is important that there will be neighbourhood services in Otaniemi that support people’s everyday lives. Among other things, people have been hoping for a large grocery shop here, and our contract with the Helsinki Cooperative Society Elanto will respond to this need. We are also looking forward to grocery trade-related research and development opportunities with the university”, says Eetu Ristaniemi, director of real estate investments at Aalto CRE.

The Aalto University metro centre will be completed as part of the New Building in Otaniemi (Väre) in 2018. The metro centre will be Otaniemi’s “living room” in terms of both location and profile; a place that facilitates diverse encounters and different ways of spending leisure time. The aim is to centralise a diverse range of services in the Metro Centre and connect it with the spirit and activities of Aalto University. For more information, see

For further information, please contact:
Eetu Ristaniemi, Director Real Estate Investments, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate,
p. 040 773 9083