Hemsö has extensive experience in providing premises to the police authorities and other government agencies with operations in the legal system.
Properties for the legal sector accounted for nine per cent of Hemsö's total property value at year-end. Hemsö owns nine properties in Sweden and one in Finland. The buildings house premises for the police, the Prison and Probation Service, courts of law and the Prosecution Authority. Government agencies comprise the majority of Hemsö's tenants, accounting for 98 per cent of the contracted annual rent at year-end 2016. In Finland public tenants accounted for 100 per cent.
Demand for new premises is high and a number of new-build properties are planned for forthcoming years, focusing on regional towns. Courts and the police are relocating from older premises to new, more customised premises. The main reason for this trend is the progression towards space-efficient premises, nationwide reorganisations within the police authority and security due to the legal system's elevated threat scenario.
Legal-sector operations require premises with large areas of specially adapted spaces. Tenants require a high level of security, accessibility, emergency routes and logistics. Specific requirements are made, such as communication centres, shooting ranges, armouries, prisons and exercise yards. Hemsö has sound understanding of tenant requirements for premises for the legal sector and also possesses in-depth knowledge of the laws and requirements associated with such buildings.