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in the project, working together with the City zoning department. “We are quite familiar with the site and its significance in the area – and believe that it’s a great place to launch Fluentes,” Lindholm says. Concept is King Collaboration with the City of Espoo is the key element here, says Peter Lindeberg: “The City is launching Tynnyripuisto as means of improving the wellbeing of the citizens, and that line of thinking goes hand in hand with what we’re trying to do with all of our Business Gardens.” The Business Garden concept calls for the “perfect marriage” of people, space and technology. Peab believes that a highquality premises go a long way to securing high-quality results: as the personnel is satisfied with the workplace, they’re more committed to the employer, more committed to the team…and good things will come from all this. “We have a service concept with a holistic attitude, looking at the physical, mental and social wellbeing,” says Sirpa Lindholm. Make it Fun! As a result of this, Business Gardens offer wellbeing programmes which involve e.g. measurements, analysis and guidance – the idea is to make sure that all workers get the support they need every day. “As people are able to cope better at work, also careers are longer and more enjoyable,” she adds. And as for the premises themselves, Peab believes that multispace is here to stay: the office must feature different types of space solutions for different types of activities – and moods, even. “People are exploring the new ways of work and we are committed to giving them more options in and out of the workplace,” Lindeberg sums up. Lead with LEED Still, this new ideology has taken years in the making. For Peab, the new wave of business parks commenced in earnest with the launch of Moveres seven years ago. Located in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Moveres Business Garden went on to grab LEED Silver Certificate – the very first LEED in the land. After that, Peab has stayed on the LEED path and the “medals” keep getting brighter: Eventes, for example, was awarded with LEED Gold. After Eventes, the next Business Garden to open its doors will be Ultimes, located along Vihdintie road in Pitäjänmäki. The 10,000 square metre Business Garden will be completed in the spring of 2016 – and Peab itself will be one of the tenants. “We’ve been talking about relocating into a Business Garden for a long time, but now we’re finally doing it,” smiles Sirpa Lindholm. Come Together If there’s one word that sums up the “Ultimes Spirit”, that word is collaboration: Lindholm explains that Peab leans heavily into rounding up best practices as well as best partners. “In order to provide a great service package for the tenants, you have to find great partners that are able to deliver,” she says. ”We have been very active on that front and feel that we’ve succeeded well in building new types of networks which boost productivity and pe