Hippos centre advances under a new con­struction model – Fimpec PMO Oy in charge of con­struction

Hippos Ky and Jyväskylä-based Fimpec PMO have agreed on the implementation of the Hippos centre under a project management service model.

Fimpec has long and solid experience of implementing large-scale and demanding projects under a project management model. Backed by its strong local know-how and organisation, Fimpec will be responsible for co-ordinating the construction of the Hippos centre, construction site supervision, scheduling, procurement, cost reporting and implementation engineering.

“Fimpec has strong roots in Jyväskylä, and we have built an experienced local project management organisation that is in charge of managing and implementing the Hippos project together with our client. As a local player, it is an honour to be part of a project that promotes the development of the Jyväskylä area and strengthens the local infrastructure. The new Hippos centre will be a significant regional hub with substantial value for society,” states Mikko Turunen, CEO of Fimpec PMO.

“We are pleased to announce the start of collaboration with Fimpec PMO. Fimpec PMO’s long-standing experience of managing major real estate projects, solid local know-how and local contact network will be crucial enablers as we take this project forward together with Hippos centre’s own strong organisation,” says Jouni Alho, Managing Director of Sepos Oy.

Number one sports and wellness hub in the Nordics

The construction plans for Hippos are currently being refined, and the goal is for construction to commence in autumn 2023. Hippos is set to be the number one sports and wellness hub in the Nordics, with the most innovative companies and cutting-edge research units in the field working together to create a new, internationally successful business.

Hippos centre will include spaces for some 20 different sports, such as track & field, gymnastics, martial arts, group fitness classes and ball sports. The sports complex will also house a day-care centre, restaurants and a shop. An ice arena centre will be created by renovating and expanding the existing ice rink, and three ice training rinks will also be built in the Hippos centre. Some 26,000 square metres of space has been earmarked for a science and business centre. An outdoor sports park for public use as well as 900 parking spaces will be built.

Hippos in numbers

» Read more about Hippos on the website

For more information, please contact:

Mikko Turunen, CEO, Fimpec PMO,
tel. +358 40 844 7566, mikko.turunen@fimpec.com

Kai Ruuhonen, Project Director, Hippos Ky,
tel. +358 40 358 5533, kai.ruuhonen@hipposkeskus.fi

Ville Niskakangas, Project Manager, City of Jyväskylä,
tel. +358 40 487 2577, ville.niskakangas@jyvaskyla.fi

Jouni Alho, Managing Director, Sepos Oy,
tel. +358 50 305 4104, jouni.alho@sepos.fi

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