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The Helsinki Neo-Renaissance Palace Erottaja2 Opens for Business

The extensive renovation of the Erottaja2 neo-renaissance palace, owned by BlackRock and managed by Trevian Asset Management, is nearing completion. The offices, restaurants (food and beverage), and other business premises within the building are already filling up with exciting businesses. For Helsinki residents, the historic property will offer, among other things experiences a wide range of design and restaurant experiences.

Erottaja2 has been transformed into a modern business premises respecting the building’s history and architectural features. The property includes high-quality and user-orientated office space solutions for small, medium and large companies. Erottaja2 is located in a sought after area of central Helsinki, next to Diana Park, on top of the hill leading down towards Esplanadi. It is an excellent location for a head office but also for prime office premises for smaller companies.

Erottaja2 office

BlackRock purchased the building in 2018, and BlackRock’s local partner, Trevian Asset Management, is responsible for the development and leasing of the property.

Erottaja2 consists of three integrated buildings developed at different times and in styles from New Rennaissance to Art Noveau. Externally ornamental details cover the exterior walls and statues support the corner marker. A variety of details, such as frescoes, arches, pillars, double doors, and tiled stoves decorate the interior. The premises provide excellent conditions for the modern, hybrid, working lifestyle with all the required facilities in or nearby by the property Public transport, bicycle parking, showers, etc. and car parking on the doorstopmake it very accessible. The renovation has been carried out with respect for the historical features but with all the creature comforts of a modern building and finished to a high standard. “Our goal as the property’s development manager is to create business value in line with its historical value” says Elisa Loitto, Business Director at Trevian.

Skanno, a Finnish interior decoration company, is among the first companies to move into the premises. Skanno offers high quality international design, and its selection includes products from some of the world’s leading furniture manufacturers and designers. To Skanno, Erottaja2 represents a unique and inspiring environment that allows working together with customers and partners.

Erottaja2 restaurant

“We want to create a place to dream in the city centre, with high-quality designer furniture at the focus, surrounded by historical architecture. We are excited to open the doors of our renewed showroom to present our selection of brands in a perfect environment” says CEO Pirkko Tahkola.

Erottaja2 includes various space solutions of different sizes, from peaceful environments that enable close group work or concentration-intensive work to open-plan rooms that allow teamwork. The office spaces are versatile and easily modified with furniture. Modern building technology creates the conditions for employees to be easily and smoothly involved in all meetings. Street-level restaurants serve people working in the buildings and enrich the restaurant offeringin the heart of Helsinki.

Images: Zoan