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Pleasant, competitive and green student accommodation campus

In November 2004 construction work started on a new quarter comprising of 227 student flats, as well as an educational block on the campus that had been created around Arcada University of Applied Sciences, and the vocational institution Prakticum in Arabianranta in Helsinki. The first flats were ready in 2006, and additional flats were ready for occupancy at the end of 2012. The last addition of student flats was finalized in 2019 and are all located in the same building as the sports hall Arcadahallen. In total there are 600 student flats in Majstranden.

The student flats in Majstranden are located on Romgatan 5, Jan-Magnus Janssons plats 6, Byholmsgränden 3,5 and 7 and Byholmsgränden 6.

Because the owners of the student accommodation set strict environmental requirements, the goal has been to create a so-called green campus. Apart from the building technology, this involves building a well-functioning campus with short distances between the home, studies and basic services. The owners also want to increase the attractiveness of the metropolitan region as a university town by building and offering student accommodation at competitive rents.

The owners of student flats in Majstranden

The student flats around campus in Majstranden consist of four different companies, with varying structures in ownership.

In connection with the student flats on Byholmsgränden, there are 20 flats reserved for tenants with disability and office space maintained by the city of Helsinki.

On the ground floor of Jan-Magnus Janssons plats is an educational space (automotive engineering) for the vocational institution Prakticum. The premise is owned by Samfundet Folkhälsan.

Majstranden is administered by Fastighets Ab Arcada Nova

Fastighets Ab Arcada Nova, the Arcada Foundation’s property management company, carry out the administrative duties (leasing and rental agreements) as well as maintenance services in regard of the student accommodation in Majstranden.

All accommodation in Majstranden is rented out in common, and rent levels, as well as rental terms and conditions are identical.

Fastighets Ab Arcada Nova has been the property developer for the construction projects. The student accommodation is planned by Arkitektbyrå Stefan Ahlman Ab, and Haahtela-rakennuttaminen Oy has acted as the consultant property developer.