Espoon keskus

Get to know Espoon keskus

Located by the railway, Espoon keskus (Espoo centre) is Espoo’s heart. It is currently undergoing an extensive renewal. Espoon keskus combines excellent transport connections and versatile and constantly improving services with a traditional Finnish cultural landscape.

The renewal of Espoon keskus will continue in the coming years. The goal is to turn the former administrative centre into a modern and more attractive urban centre with homes and jobs. Espoon keskus is a growing city centre and a western gateway to the metropolitan area with some 19,000 inhabitants now and an estimated population of 30,000 by 2050. 

Some old buildings will be demolished. New residential buildings and high-quality paths for pedestrians and cyclists will be built close to services and public transport connections. The cluster of office buildings will also include a new Espoo House where Espoo residents and city staff can meet each other.

In the future, the City Rail Link will improve public transport connections in Espoon keskus even further. The City Rail Link is part of the “One-Hour Train” project. Once completed, the high-speed rail link between Helsinki and Turku will create a common commuting area for 1.5 million people.

The evolving urban centre is located right next to the Espoonjoki river. The Espoo Cathedral, the most important historical building in Espoo, also stands by the river.

The development of Espoo’s northern and central parts is also progressing on a wider scale, as the Espoo master plan is being prepared. More housing, better services and improved transport connections are being planned for the area. The goal is to carry out the changes in a sustainable way from the viewpoint of people, nature and the economy.

Are you a property developer or an investor? Read more about the development and investment opportunities in the Espoon keskus area.

Further information about Espoon keskuks

Mikko Kivinen

Project Director+358 43 824 9578

Espoon keskus

Espoon keskus