We help government organisations to update their ways of working and create practical, safe work environments that support their work. Our goal is to provide work environments that improve the work performance of our clients and reduce the government’s facility costs.
According to the government’s strategy, facilities should support productivity and emerging ways of work and cooperation. The government favours neither local nor multi-location work; both are equally valid ways of working. These policies also shape the facilities and their design. In future, public administration will increasingly move to shared facilities, and municipalities and the government will have joint customer service points.
Towards shared work environments
We offer shared work environments as a service in line with the central government’s premises strategy. In future, public administration will increasingly move to shared facilities and, even though government is going digital, government agency services are still required. Where government agencies are found at the same address, there is no need for citizens to visit many different addresses. And since some resources are shared, coworking spaces result in higher quality solutions for the same money. As the facilities are also designed to be energy efficient and travel decreases, this reduces the carbon footprint.
Digital facility services
Executive work environment services
Activity-based environments require companies to adopt a completely new culture and ways of working and managing. Senate Properties promotes smarter government workplaces and comes up with new ideas and experiments on how we could work smarter.
For better indoor conditions
We want to help ensure that everyone working in the offices, institutions, barracks and bureaus of Finland have the best possible conditions in their working environment so as to maintain the welfare, organisation and safety of society. After all, a healthy working environment is the foundation of the well-being of us all.
Governmental coworking spaces
Space management for administration
Reetta Ripatti-Jokela, Head of Workplace Solutions
Selja Flink, Construction Project Manager
Pasi Pipatti, Senior Specialist in Indoor Climate and Energy Use
Heljä Franssila, Specialist, Knowledge Work
Anne Sundqvist, Specialist, National Facility and Workplace Concepts
Esa Halmetoja, Specialist, Maintenance Digitalisation
Riikka Manninen, Workplace Adviser
Anne Korpi, Specialist, Indoor Climate
Pertti Siekkinen, Specialist, Change Management
7 questions about co-working environments
When two or more agencies are put together, what happens? They become a co-working environment. Why are they created and what are their benefits? Karin Hukkanen, Accounts Manager, and Ari…
Tax Administration and National Land Survey of Finland move into shared facilities in Porvoo – “First it hurt, now we’re one work community”
The co-working spaces initially bothered people at the Porvoo government office building, but now tax officials and surveyors are already feeling pride and joy at their modern workspaces. Pirjo Vainio…
“We’re keenly involved in the development” – Co-working and the circular economy have become a reality in the Porvoo government office building
The National Land Survey of Finland and the Tax Administration are agile pioneers in central government - the strategies of both facilities included new ways of working and activity-based environments…
The next big climate step will be taken in co-working spaces
Senate Properties has reduced its environmental impacts over the years by, for example, reducing energy emissions in its properties by more than 70%. The ongoing transformation of work - the…
The majestic Merikasarmi is being renovated into a modern activity-based environment
The historic Merikasarmi buildings have served the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for 30 years. Now these former barracks are undergoing the most extensive modernisation project in their history. Through the…
New work environment means new ways of working at GTK
Suo, Vesi, Kaivos, Kallioperä and Maaperä. The names of the Geological Survey of Finland’s new workspaces (Bog, Water, Mine, Bedrock and Soil) are apt descriptions of its work. After initial…
TEM moved from four different locations into a new activity-based environment
The importance of good indoor air was the focus in the modernisation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment’s premises. Located in Aleksanterinkatu 4-10 in Helsinki, the activity-based environment…
The most important thing is to listen
People either love or hate the idea of moving from an individual office to an activity-based environment. When implementing change, the key aspects are change management, discussion and listening. The…
What does the new concept mean to the conscripts and the Finnish Defence Forces’ employees?
Constricts’ quarters of a new type. Educational micromovies and more simulators. Less waiting and moving between locations! The Finnish Defence Forces’ new work and learning environment concept will change conscripts’…