JKMM designs the new global headquarters for RELEX Solutions

27 01 2023

RELEX Solutions relocates headquarters to Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland. The new global headquarters of the Finnish market-leading unified supply chain and retail planning platform will be one of the largest in Espoo, creating additional space for future growth. The future headquarters, 11,000 square metres in size, will be the largest in the Otaniemi area and one of the largest in Espoo, and will more than double the footprint of the company’s current headquarters in Ilmala, Helsinki.

The property is being developed by HGR Property Partners. JKMM Architects will serve as the principal designer, architect and interior architect. The property should be ready by early 2026. The new headquarters will be homecoming for RELEX as the company was founded in Otaniemi almost 20 years ago.

VIsual: JKMM

New construction and renovations of existing buildings on the leased site will begin once legal permits are approved. The property is located within a larger, ongoing regional planning project and is located near Aalto University and the future Jokeri Light Rail.

Employee insight and sustainability drive the design of the new RELEX headquarters.

“Our new headquarters is centrally located and will provide RELEX with a solid foundation to continue our growth trajectory,” says RELEX Chief Financial Officer Johan Haataja. “In 2022, we recruited some 700 people to our team from across the world, bringing our global number of employees to 1,800. Currently, our Finnish office is home to about 800 employees. These new facilities will enable us to continue to grow our workforce here in Finland.”

“We didn’t want our new headquarters to be just another office building, however. It was important that this project began with the idea of offering our employees a smoother user experience that also supports our business needs and corporate culture,” continues Haataja.

RELEX is committed to sustainability and has been a carbon-neutral company since 2021. To furnish their new headquarters, RELEX will, where possible, use all existing furniture and other materials from their current office and use second-hand furniture suppliers for future purchases. HGR Property Partners, the property developer, will also apply for the LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum certificates.