Renovation of an old industrial property in Finland

The Finlayson industrial milieu in the centre of Tampere is one of the oldest in Finland. We are renovating the TR9 building in the area, respecting traditions.

The renovation project is located in the Finlayson district in the centre of Tampere. The red brick buildings from the 19th century by the Tammerkoski rapids are a valuable cultural environment and one of the city’s historic landmarks. 

The five-storey TR9 building, Seelanti, has a reinforced concrete frame. Only moderate renovations will be made to its facades and interior. The changes have been designed in co-operation with Finland's National Board of Antiquities. Mainly no changes will be made to the protected facades.

We will renew the interior of the property and modernize the building’s air conditioning and technical building services. We try to preserve existing structures. Floors, for example, will be ground and varnished with respect to the original method of construction.

As the property is finished, it will house grocery shop Lidl, health services provider Mehiläinen and dozens of companies in the building’s small office premises.

The Finlayson cotton factory was founded by James Finlayson in 1820. The factory was a long-standing pioneer of Finnish industrial activity and the largest industrial site in Scandinavia until the 1920s. The industrial buildings (“teollisuusrakennus”, hence the abbreviation “TR”) are named in the order of construction. 


Renovation of the old industrial building
Tampereen Kiinteistö Invest Oy (Varma)

Area to be renovated: 6,300 m²

Year of completion: summer 2017