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 will be completed in the fall of 2020. The first new apartment building was completed in the spring of 2020 and new residents have already moved in.

Kirkkojärventie street in front of Vaakunatori square is being renovated, and the environment will be more pleasant for pedestrians. Cyclists arriving at the station will have access to an illuminated and covered park-and-ride area for 156 bicycles.

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. Its new day-care centre will be 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)