Finnish business sector confident in potential of Espoo metro area

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2016-04-04 13:52

The developments taking place in the Espoo metro area make it very appealing to business. A massive business premises project related to cars and car supplies has been launched by clearing an area in Hannuksenpelto in Finnoo, beside Länsiväylä.

Leading Finnish automotive companies Laakkonen Yhtiöt and Broman Group, as well as the City of Espoo, are jointly implementing the automotive project in an area originally owned mainly by the City of Helsinki.

“The wide range of services being located in the metro area near new housing developments matches the goals of the City of Espoo”, says Kimmo Leivo, project director of south-west Espoo. According to Leivo, it is great that major Finnish companies are confident in the appeal of the metro area and that their businesses will provide jobs in the area.

“The massive automotive project in Hannuksenpelto, Espoo, is the result of exemplary, long-term cooperation between the cities of Espoo and Helsinki, and the project leaders, Laakkonen Yhtiöt, Broman Group and Ativa. The excellent location by Länsiväylä close to two metro stations, is ideal in many ways”, says Risto Ore, property manager at Laakkonen Yhtiöt.

The project is the first step in turning Hannuksenpelto into a new business district. The buildings to be built by Länsiväylä will constitute an effective noise barrier for the entire area. The City of Espoo will construct a new road to the area, which will include a new street passing under the highway.

“Unfortunately, the project was appealed to the administrative court. The appeals were rejected by the court, but the process caused a delay in the project implementation so that it was not possible to build the road at the same time as other Länsiväylä intersection arrangements. Instead, traffic on Länsiväylä traffic will once again be subject to limitations and temporary arrangements,” says Leivo. 

For further information, please contact

Kimmo Leivo, Project Director, tel +358 50 340 9723, kimmo.leivo@espoo.fi