Arup Japan has been selected as the Project Consultant for the Embassy's real estate development project. Many well qualified companies participated in the tender process which started in December 2007.
Arup Japan was considered to be the best qualified offeror for this redevelopment project. Arup Japan have retained Baker & McKenzie Tokyo Aoyama Aoki Koma Law Office as legal consultants and KPMG FAS Co. Ltd as financial consultants for the project.
The Project Consultancy Agreement between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Arup Japan was concluded on April 30, 2008, in Tokyo. The Agreement was signed between Mr. Shigeru Hikone, Principal, from Arup Japan and Mr. Mikko Paaso, Director for Real Estate from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
The next phase in the project is the pre-qualification of developer consortiums. The announcement of the Request for Information for the pre-qualification process will be done in the near future.