All under one roof

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2018-11-23 15:04

The new Espoo House set to be erected in Espoon keskus will bring the city’s customer services and decision-making bodies as well as third-sector operators all under the same roof. The aim is to bring decision-making close to the residents.

- The Espoo House will house the kind of service centre that has already been tested in other urban centres. We want to make effective use of the meeting rooms. During the day, city employees can use them for their meetings and in the evenings they can be used by clubs and associations, for example, says Mikko Kivinen, Project Director in charge of Espoon keskus.

The Espoo House is set to be completed in 2024.

New residential buildings are being constructed near the station in Espoon keskus. The park-and-ride car park that was on the site has been replaced by new car parks near the train station offering better connections to the station.

- The new parking facilities also offer charging points for electric cars, Kivinen adds.

Street alterations have also commenced in the Vaakunatori square.

The ruling to demolish the old city hall, which has an important role in the cityscape of Espoon keskus, is awaiting a complaint hearing in the administrative court. According to Kivinen’s cautious estimate, the demolition will go ahead next year.