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 attractive urban centre with homes and jobs. In the future, the area will include new residential buildings as well as business and office premises. New apartment blocks with business premises have been built right next to the station. The environment has been made more appealing. For those arriving to the station by bicycle, there is a new parking space for 156 bicycles. The space is covered and has lighting.

South of the railway tracks, the centre is still under development, and new residential buildings will be built in the Suviniitty neighbourhood within the next few years. The pedestrian and cycling routes between Suvela and the station will be improved.

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. An architectural competition will be held for the building, and the construction will start in 2024. The plan is to have Espoo House ready in 2026. 

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. The new day-care centre was completed in 2020. The partially-completed Suviniitty will receive 500 new residents during 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)