Espoonlahden keskus, the urban centre of Espoonlahti, is being renewed. The goal is to build it into a lively urban centre whose excellent services are easy to reach from all parts of the Greater Espoonlahti area.

The construction of the new shopping centre Lippulaiva is under way. The new Lippulaiva will be twice as large as the previous one. The modern Lippulaiva will include shops, cafés, and restaurants, not forgetting municipal and health services.

Illustration: View over Solmutori square at the shopping centre Lippulaiva.
View over Solmutori square at the shopping centre Lippulaiva. Illustration: Citycon.

The construction of the Espoonlahti metro station has already begun. The new metro station and bus terminal will be directly linked to the shopping centre. The metro line will be opened in 2023.

The construction of several apartment buildings is scheduled to begin in Espoonlahti in the near future, for example along Espoonlahdenkatu and by the Maininkipuisto park. A new superblock for some 2,000 residents will be built on the plot of the former Mårtensbro skola primary school.

According to the development plan made for the area, new office and business premises will be built on both sides of the Länsiväylä motorway.

In Soukka, infill construction will first take place around the upcoming metro station and along Yläkartanontie. The construction of a new high-rise apartment building will begin on the corner of the Soukantori square in 2019. New homes will be built for about 1,000 people.

The entrances to the metro station will be located on Soukantori and by the Yläkartanontie road.

The goal is to attract some 6,000 new inhabitants to Soukka by 2050. As the population is growing, the City of Espoo is preparing to construct 3–4 day-care centres and a joint comprehensive school.