Future plans for Espoon keskus
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 attractive urban centre with homes and jobs. In the future, the area will include new residential buildings as well as business and office premises. New apartment blocks with business premises have been built right next to the station. The environment has been made more appealing. For those arriving to the station by bicycle, there is a new parking space for bicycles. The space is covered and has lighting.
South of the railway tracks, the centre is still under development, and new residential buildings will be built in the Suviniitty neighbourhood within the next few years. The pedestrian and cycling routes between Suvela and the station will be improved.
The demolished office building 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 has been launched for the design of the Espoo House, and the winning entry will be announced in the spring of 2023. The plan is to have Espoo House ready in 2029.
The City Council Hall will remain in use until the completion of the Espoo House.
The old City Hall, which had stood empty since 2009, was demolished in 2022. The final use of the plot is being investigated.
The construction of the Suviniitty neighbourhood will continue for approximately three years. The partially-completed Suviniitty will receive 1 000 new residents during the coming years.
The Espoontori shopping centre will be extended, and homes will also be built within the complex.
The City Rail Link will add two new tracks between Leppävaara and Kauklahti and thus further improve public transport connections to and from Espoon keskus. A bus terminal will be built between Espoontori and the railway tracks, making it easy for passengers to transfer from one means of transport to another.