Construction

The development of Espoon keskus currently focuses on the area surrounding the railway station.

The old cluster of office buildings will become a modern and comfortable urban centre with homes and jobs. In the future, the area will include new residential, business and office premises.

A versatile location for events and encounters called the Vaakunatori square will be built next to the residential block. The square and the first new apartment building will be completed around the same time in the spring of 2020.

The road in front of Vaakunatori, called Kirkkojärventie, will be modernised, making the environment more comfortable for pedestrians. A parking area for 160 bicycles will serve those who cycle to the station

Idea sketch of Vaakunatori

Idea sketch of what Vaakunatori at the new residential quarter may look like in the future framtiden (Maisema-arkkitehtitoimisto Näkymä Oy)

The office building at the address Virastotalo 2 will be replaced by a new Espoo House, a building where Espoo residents and city officials can encounter. The building will combine premises for the city administration, versatile services, cultural and business premises and spaces that serve decision-making and cooperation between the city administration and the residents. The city will hold an architecture competition to determine the design of the Espoo House. Its construction is scheduled to begin in 2023, and the building is expected to be inaugurated in 2025.

The old Town Hall, vacated in 2009, will be demolished immediately after the appeals made against its demolition have been processed. After this, the final use of the plot will be outlined.

The construction of the Suviniitty neighbourhood will continue for approximately three years. Its new day-care centre will be completed in 2020. About a thousand new residents will move to Suviniitty in the coming years.

Idea sketch of the Espoo House

Idea sketch of what the Espoo House may look like in the future (Architects Anttila & Rusanen Ltd)

Idea sketch of Lakelanpuisto

Idea sketch of what Lakelanpuisto at the new residential quarter north of the railway may look like in the future framtiden (Landscape architectural firm Näkymä Ltd)