Niittykumpu – a communal, modern neighbourhood
Niittykumpu is located in Southeast Espoo with a wide selection of services and excellent connections by car or public transpor via the Länsiväylä highway, Turku motorway and Ring Road II. With the new metro station, it takes only 15 minutes to get to Niittykumpu from Helsinki. The metro station is part of the new business centre in Niittykumpu.
The main businesses in Niittykumpu are currently involved in consumer goods and the car trade.
A sense of community has a major role in Niittykumpu since it is a small area covering just 2.1 km². There are many families with children living in the neighbourhood. There is a wide range of services available for citizens. A high-quality day care and school are both located nearby. The local grocery story has a good selection and there are many recreational services available. The seamless system for walking and cycling being built will create a quick route to Matinkylä and Iso Omena shopping centre.
Altogether, there are currently approx. 5,000 inhabitants living in the area and the number is expected to rise to 12,000 by 2030.
There are approximately 6,000 jobs.
Companies operating in the area:
- LIDL head office
- Orion Oyj, Oriola Oyj
- If vahinkovakuutus
- Mediq Suomi Oy
- Beneq Oy
- Car traders Bilia Oy, Sport Car Centre, Autotalo Laakkonen
- SLO Oy (electrical wholesaler)
- Onninen Oy
- Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj
- Heinon Tukku Oy
Distance from Helsinki Central Railway Station
17 minutes by metro
Future Niittykumpu dwellers will live in an ecological and environmentally-friendly fashion. Niittykumpu is aiming at a “very good” level on the BREEAM Communities’ environmental assessment rating. This requires sustainable development solutions from land use plans to construction.
As per BREEAM’s suggestions, all necessary services are to be located within walking distance or a short metro trip away. This will minimise the use of private cars in the area.
Walking and cycling routes have been planned to be as convenient and safe as possible. There are 400 bicycle parking places near the metro station, 200 of which are covered. The sports park and Tapiola and Matinkylä are easily reached by bicycle. There are also frequent bus connections.
Niittykumpu has already seen significant new development, which is set to continue into the future. The brand new Niitty shopping centre adjacent to the metro station celebrated its opening in June 2017. Niitty has been built in response to growing demand for convenient local services. The site is a real landmark for the area, thanks to the 12- and 24-storey residential towers constructed on top of the shopping centre.
Niittykumpu is envisioned as a state-of-the-art metro hub and a new residential neighbourhood for thousands of residents. The plans include new services, road infrastructure, provisions for pedestrians and cyclists and green space.
New services for families include a day care centre and school, as well as a number of playgrounds and sports and recreation facilities. The needs of children, pedestrians and cyclists are catered for with new dedicated underpasses designed to avoid some of the area’s busiest thoroughfares.
Although extensive development is taking place in Niittykumpu, the priority at all times is to ensure that the area retains its leafy and green character.
Most important development projects
Vuoritonttu will be built on what used to be an Outokumpu site. Some of the old buildings will be preserved and restored for future needs. One of them is planned to house the Uusikumpu School. It is also possible to build new office premises in the area.
Homes will be built for approximately 1,500 residents, amounting to 70,000–80,000 floor m2.
The area’s main developer is Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
The new centre of Niittykumpu will be built between the old Niittykumpu shopping centre and Merituulentie. In 2018–2019, SRV will build three apartment blocks with over 200 apartments in the area. The centre’s current residential parking will be developed and five eight-storey apartment blocks will be built on Merituulentie road. Construction is expected to take place in 2019–2022.
Niittykallio residential buildings
Niittykallio will be built in the southern part of Niittykumpu, in the middle of the old Niittykumpu area. At the moment, residential buildings built in the 1960s and later decades dominate the landscape. More skillfully-designed apartment blocks and terraced houses will be built in the area. The development project will be ready by 2020-2022 and total construction will be some 60,000 floor m² for approximately 1,200 residents.
Tonttumuori houses and apartment block
City-like detached and semi-detached houses will be built in between Tontunmäki and Merituulentie. These modern houses will be designed to go naturally together with the existing buildings. The construction of 15,000 floor m² will take place between 2018-2022.
A complex of apartment blocks with a peaceful courtyard will be built to the north of the area. Niittykumpu School is located right across from the complex, which makes the location particularly suitable for families with children.
Riihitonttu residential block
Riihitonttu residential blocks will be built in the area around Olari Church, previously occupied by car dealerships. The construction of some 92,000 floor m² will take place between 2019 and 2022. The church and historic surroundings of Gräsa Manor have been taken into account in the design of the area. Niittykumpu town square will be built in front of the church. Residents can arrange events or pop-up activities on the square and there are parking spaces nearby.
Project Director Jarmo Kulmala, email@example.com, +358 43 826 6846
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