|Aerial view of Hatsinanpuisto. Photo: NCC
One of the largest property development projects in the metropolitan area will be built in the Leppävaara district of Espoo. The project entails nearly 100,000 square metres of new office and retail space, free time activities, a hotel and apartments.
The Hatsinanpuisto area is prominently located in the intersection of Ring Road I, the main railway track and the future Jokeri Light Rail route. The wide-ranging set of services will reach more than 20,000 people living in the immediate impact zone of Hatsina, whereas nearly 500,000 people will be living within 15 minutes’ drive from the development.
The commencement of the vast construction project was marked at the groundbreaking ceremony held on 2 October 2019. The first construction phase will entail two office buildings and a parking building which will be completed in August 2021. The site will be built with totally five office buildings, including a hotel and apartments. The ground floors of the office buildings are planned with restaurant and café premises and co-working spaces. In addition, the building ensemble will include retail spaces with commercial services to complement the offering at Sello Shopping Centre and an experience centre with sports and wellness services.
"The service, workplace and residential development of the Hatsinanpuisto area is an excellent match with the strategic goals of the City of Espoo which include placing apartments, workplaces and services at locations served by good public transport connections. The project also promotes the achievement of Espoo’s climate targets and commitments," Head of Technical Services Olli Isotalo of the City of Espoo says.
OOPS in figures
Estimated completion 2021: 18,500 floor-area sq. m.
• Work space: 18,500 floor-area sq. m. of which 1,000 f-a. sq. m. of coworking space, cafés and restaurants
• Parking rights: 379
• Bicycle parking spaces: 315 of which 225 are covered.
Estimated completion 2022–2023: 51,000 floor-area sq. m.
• Work space: 20,000 f-a. sq. m.
• Retail and experiences: 20,000 f-a. sq. m.
• Hotel premises: 11,000 f-a. sq. m.
Estimated completion 2024-2025: 10,000 floor-area sq. m.
• Retail and experiences: 10,000 f-a. sq. m.
Leppävaara – Cluster of traffic and business