Construction and real estate development

Soihtu develops entire service environments following the principles of sustainable development. We create conditions where communities and life long learning can thrive.

Soihtu develops services and neighbourhoods with the tenants

The well-being of tenants, versatile housing options and well-functioning everyday services are our primary goals. We strive to be active developers of entire neighbourhoods.

The renovation of the Tower blocks preserves the climate and cultural environment

The Student Union JYY has been a pioneer in the construction of the Kortepohja district since the beginning. The A-E Tower Blocks built in the 1960s and 1970s are now one of the region’s regionally recognized cultural-historical landmarks, and they are protected in the town plan as a whole.

The progress of the Tower blocks’ renovation

More about Rentukkatalo community building on webpage

Korttelikylä is a new block in Mäki-Matti

Soihtu Korttelikylä is an innovative real estate revelopment project. It’s the first project that the Student Union is undertaking with the Central Finland Student Housing Foundation KOAS.

According to our strategy, we aim at an sustainable undertaking. Soihtu Korttelikylä meets the standards of the highest possible energy grade A.

The progress of the Soihtu Korttelikylä construction

Kortepohja district

Soihtu manages significant real estate assets in the Kortepohja district of Jyväskylä. Our investments in Kortepohja’s student village increase the comfort and services of the whole district.

We cooperate with property owners in the area, service providers and the city of Jyväskylä. Our goal is to create holding power and attraction for the benefit of the entire city.

Kortepohja Tower blocks’ renovation

  • Building A 2017-2018
  • Building B 2018-2019
  • Building C 2019-2020
  • Building D 2020-2021
  • Building E 2021-2022, 145 apartments, 40 of which are rented furnished

Main contractor of renovations in A to D: YIT

Main contractor of the renovation in E: Rakennus Kaseva Oy

The Renovation of the Tower blocks in Kortepohja Student Village

A significant construction plan took place in the Kortepohja district 2017 – 2022. The Tower blocks were renovated one by one to meet the modern housing needs. The structures, systems and fittings in the buildings are now thoroughly modernized. Services supporting the community, such as the Rentukkatalo building re-opened in 2018, are unique in the Finnish student housing genre.

The grounds of Kortepohja’s student village were renewed

In connection with the Tower Blocks project, an extensive renovation of the yard areas was completed. The driving routes of the entrance of the student village were clarified and signs were added. The comfort of the yard area has been developed by introducing plenty of plantings and new functionalities to the area. In order to enable the safe storing of bicycles, covered bicycle sheds have been built and racks have been added that enable frame-lockable outdoor storage.

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Soihtu Korttelikylä new construction

  • Schedule: 12/2020 – 6/2022
  • Apartments: 158 (142 studios and 16 one-bedroom apartments)
  • Main contractor: Pohjola Rakennus Oy Suomi
Soihtu Korttelikylän rakennus Jyväskylän Nuuskakujalla

Soihtu Korttelikylä – a new construction in the Mäki-Mati district

In the Korttelikylä block, construction work is still widely reflected in the environment, while KOAS’s construction is also progressing according to its own schedule. According to the phasing, the anticipated completion of the houses included in the KOAS project will take place in December 2022 (2 buildings) and March 2023 (1 building). Residents of the area are asked to take into account the effect of the construction site on traffic routes and to follow the instructions of the contractor carefully when moving around the Korttelikylä area.

The entire block has been partly planned in collaboration, and Soihtu and KOAS will implement common spaces for the block. In addition to their own modern apartments, the residents of both operators can benefit from high-quality and versatile facilities that enable studying and student life.

The construction of Soihtu Korttelikylä makes the urban structure in the Jyväskylä cental area more diverse and compact and increases the availability of affordable rentals near the Jyväskylä educational facilities’ campuses.

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News on Soihtu's area development

Kortepohja Student Village awarded with ARA’s Square Metres of the Year 2023 Award

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The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) has awarded its renowned Square Metres of the Year 2023 Award to the renovation and regional development project of the Kortepohja Student Village of the Student Union JYY.

Soihtu’s next new construction is a “hybrid building” combining housing and commercial services

, , , , / 14.11.2022

Soihtu aims for a new, 9-story residential building to complement the building stock of the southern area of the Kortepohja Student Village. The new building is in the plans for the southern area of the Kortepohja Student Village, next to Kartanonkuja. No existing buildings need to be demolished because of this new construction, and the operation of the childcare facility in building Q will be secured during the implementation of the new project.

An energy renovation project begins at Soihtu Vehkakuja

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n the energy renovation, a heat recovery system based on exhaust air heat pump technology will be built for the Soihtu Vehkakuja buildings. When the renovation is complete, the warm exhaust air of the buildings is recovered and used in heating. During summer, the recovered heat can be used also to heat domestic water, so the district heating consumption of the location will reduce significantly.