Future solutions

Sponda has identified urbanisation, climate change, a growing need for communality and digitalisation as the trends that are most significant to its operations.

Sponda's future solutions

Urbanisation

Effect on the industry and Sponda

- Population concentrates in cities
- An increasing need for business premises and retail services in growth centres
- Development of public transportation

Sponda's actions

- Focusing the property portfolio on the city centres of Helsinki and Tampere, and the developing districts of these cities
- Property assets with good public transport access
- Active property development
- Urban development in co-operation with the authorities

Climate change

Effect on the industry and Sponda

- Increasing requirements related to the energy efficiency of properties and the industry as a whole
- Properties are exposed to extreme weather phenomena
- Increasing upward pressure on energy costs

Sponda's actions

- Energy-efficient construction in both new property
development and renovation projects
-  Preparing for extreme weather phenomena in co-operation with the maintenance network
- Drafting proactive energy contracts
- Co-operation with customers and partners to reduce the environmental impact of properties

Communality

Effect on the industry and Sponda

- As working remotely becomes increasingly common, there is a growing need for office spaces that support communality
- Shopping centres play an increasinglysignificant role in supporting communality and providing entertainment

Sponda's actions

 -Developing solutions that support communality inoffice spaces
- Developing shopping centre concepts
- Creating a new office space concept

Digitalisation

Effect on the industry and Sponda

- The digitalisation of retail presents new challenges and opportunities to brick-and-mortar shops and shopping centres
- Changes in purchasing behaviour
- Work irrespective of time and place creates new demands on office environments

Sponda's actions

- Utilising digital services in retail premises
- Improving digital capacity in office premises
- Development of Sponda’s services and businesspremises solutions
-Further development of  coworking office space concept