Housing construction scheduled to start in Finnoo by the end of the year

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2019-03-07 16:17
Illustration from the reference plan over Finnoonkallio
The conceptual rendering of Finnoonkallio’s reference plan shows a view from Finnoonsilta to the south.

The first plot transaction is being prepared in Finnoo, Espoo, kicking off the housing construction project in this new and unique district by the sea. The Trade and Competitiveness Division of the City Board approved the proposal related to land transactions in its meeting on 4 March.

The plots to be sold are located in Finnoonkallio, right next to the future metro station. Based on a planning reservation, they will be allocated to Skanska Talonrakennus Oy. The transaction price is approximately €5 million.

The total permitted building area of the plots is 7,000 floor square metres. Two eight-storey buildings will be built, providing homes for approximately 200 residents. It is estimated that the building work could start towards the end of the year. The first new Finnoo residents could move to their homes in early 2021. 

“Since 2013, Skanska has been developing the Finnoonkallio plan area in collaboration with the City of Espoo. Skanska’s projects include the first blocks of flats arising in the new residential area surrounding Finnoo’s future metro centre. The residents will have a prime opportunity to follow and participate in the development of the area,” says Juhani Aspara, Regional Manager of Skanska.  

“The Finnoonkallio land transaction enables the launch of housing construction in Finnoo. Things will start happening in the western part of the area when the Djupsundsbäcken plot assignments start in the spring,” says Olli Isotalo, Head of Technical and Environment Services.

Construction work in Finnoo guided by energy efficiency

The goal is to make Finnoo a pioneer of sustainable urban construction. The implementation of the whole area is steered by sustainable solutions, ranging from planning to energy use and building materials. Operators that have been selected to build Finnoo are required to commit to implementing solutions that improve, for example, the energy efficiency of the buildings. 
“Environmental efficiency has been taken into account in multiple ways in Skanska’s projects. The energy efficiency of the buildings is at least 15 per cent better than the stipulated level. We can reach this goal by using, for example, solar panels and guiding and measuring the in-service energy consumption of the buildings,” Aspara says.

Urban look in harmony with nature

Finnoo will be a completely new seaside district for living and working, connected by the metro to the regional and national rail traffic network. In Finnoo, homes will be built for 17,000 residents.  Besides apartments, several day-care centres and two comprehensive schools are being planned in Finnoo. Commercial services will be concentrated around the metro station, and plots suitable for business activity will also be located alongside Länsiväylä. Furthermore, the seashore provides many opportunities for services, hobbies and recreation. The majority of Finnoo will be completed in the 2030s.

Finnoo – the new sustainable, green maritime area

Illustration: Ajak Architects Ltd