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 17 minutes to get to Niittykumpu from Helsinki Central Railway Station. The metro station is part of the new business centre in Niittykumpu.
The main businesses in Niittykumpu are currently involved in consumer goods.
Altogether, there are approximately 6,000 jobs and 7,500 inhabitants living in the area. The number of the inhabitants is expected to rise to 13,000 by 2030.
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 Tapiola and Matinkylä, where are shopping centres Ainoa and Iso Omena.
- LIDL head office
- Orion Oyj
- Oriola Oyj
- Mediq Suomi Oy
- Beneq Oy
- Car traders Bilia Oy, Sport Car Center, Bavaria Espoo
- SLO Oy (electrical wholesaler)
- Onninen Oy
- Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj
Future Niittykumpu dwellers will live in an ecological and environmentally-friendly fashion.
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 Niitty shopping centre is located adjacent to the metro station. It offers 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.
Vuoritonttu will be built on what used to be an Outokumpu site. Outokumpu is a Finnish company and a producer of stainless steel. Some of the old buildings will be preserved and restored for future needs. One of them, the former Outokumpu head office, has been converted to form Uusikumpu School. The Uusikumpu school started operating in 2019. A day care centre and student housing will be built in the area. It is also possible to build new office premises in the area.
Homes will be built for approximately 1,100 residents, amounting to 55,000 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. 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 2023–2025.
Niittykallio residential buildings
Niittykallio is in the southern part of Niittykumpu, in the middle of the old Niittykumpu area. Skillfully-designed apartment blocks and terraced houses are being built in the area. The development project will be ready by 2022 and there will be homes 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 2020–2024.
A complex of apartment blocks with a peaceful courtyard will be built to the north of the area.
Niittysillankorva residential block
A new residential block known as Niittysillankorva will be built close to the junction of Haukilahdenkatu and Länsiväylä. The planned residential buildings will have 6–16 storeys and will be located approximately 300 metres from the Niittykumpu metro station. Some 400 homes will be built in the block. The detailed plan for the area is in force, and construction work is estimated to start in 2023.
Riihitonttu residential block
Riihitonttu residential blocks will be built in the area around Olari Church, previously occupied by car dealerships. The construction of some 30,000 floor m² will take place between 2021 and 2025. 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.
Pending planning projects
Metsätonttu, a project to amend the detailed plan of the area on the western side of the Urheilupuisto metro station. The apartment buildings from the 1970s will be demolished and replaced by new ones. The amendment will enable the construction of homes for approximately 1,000 people.
Riihitontunkulma, a project to amend the detailed plan of the area on the northern side of the Niitty shopping centre. The car dealerships on Merituulentie will leave the area in the coming years and will be replaced by a new apartment building block. A new park will also be built in the area.
Jarmo KulmalaProject Director+358 43 email@example.com
Niittykumpu, Olari & Haukilahti