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OTHER NEWS 11 Nov 2010

Stockmann's Nevsky Centre opened in St. Petersburg

Our many years' real-estate project Stockmann Nevsky Centre has been opened today in St Petersburg, Russia.


Pöyry has been Stockmann's long-term partner in the design and project management in the Nevsky shopping centre project. Our services have included the architectural design, project management and site inspection services. We have also participated in planning of the commercial concept and interior furnishings. An important part of our assignment was to act as the technical client, which is a typical function in a Russian construction project, comprising of the management of the various authority relations and permits.


Valtter Kari, Business Area President Eastern Europe in Pöyry's Urban and Mobility business group, says that the project completion date was fixed 18 months back and that the multinational project team including for instance a Chinese main contractor did a splendid work by achieving this target. This is the first time in St Petersburg's history when four floors have been constructed downwards from the ground level on a top-down method.

- In large projects in Russia, Pöyry's strength is the combination of personnel: the Finnish project management team in the core, assisted by the Russian organisation taking care of the local relations and inspection services, notes Valtter Kari.


Pöyry's project team has consisted of some 40 employees from Finland, Russia and the Baltic countries: architects, project management specialists, site inspectors and other experts. The project design work was started in 2005.


Nevsky shopping centre is located in the very heart of St Petersburg, by the main street Nevsky Prospect, in the corner of Vosstaniya Square. One fifth of the 100,000 m2 area is used by Stockmann department store. The premises are also occupied by other retail stores, restaurants, health and beauty clubs as well as an underground multi-storey car park for nearly 600 cars. At the top there are two office floors.