Helsinki New Horizons

New areas for business and living

In the forthcoming decades, Helsinki will expand faster than ever before, with the construction of a variety of apartments, offices, kindergartens, schools, parks, streets and recreation areas. The City of Helsinki aims to build quality neighbourhoods where people can enjoy both work and leisure. The recent construction of a new cargo harbour in a different location some distance away from the city centre has provided the opportunity to develop the site of the former old port and railway yard area for other uses, radically altering the appearance of Finland’s capital.

  • Life & leisure

    With the construction of a number of new districts around town, the City of Helsinki is placing great emphasis on providing leisure activities to enhance the lives of all future residents.

  • Business

    The transformation of Helsinki’s old ports and railway yards is providing exciting opportunities for construction companies, investors and for businesses in need of modern premises in excellent locations.

  • Environment

    The efficient use of energy and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is an extremely important consideration in the planning of new areas in Helsinki, and also with developing the public transport system.

  • Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:39

    Decisions on temporary uses of Malmi airport expected in late 2016

    The City of Helsinki has sought partners and tenants for temporary uses of the Malmi airport after the airport closes for aviation at the turn of 2017. The City received approximately 10 inquiries during the application period in September.

    The inquiries were related to both aviation and other activities. An aviation-related proposal came from the Malmi airport association (Malmin lentokenttäyhdistys ry), which seeks an extension of aviation activities and the use of the Malmi airport as a non-towered airport, that is, an airport with no air-traffic control unit.

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:50

    Mayor Jussi Pajunen: The City's goal of a balanced economy is being achieved

    "A moderate operational expense growth and the investment framework improve the City's financial balance step by step, but especially the public transport investments must still be financed through further borrowing", says Mayor Jussi Pajunen of his Budget Proposal for 2017.

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 13:39

    Helsinki Metropolitan Area at EXPO REAL 2016: Growing fast, Connecting fast

    At HELSINKI FINLAND stand in EXPO REAL 2016, October 4–6 in Munich, are represented the Metropolitan Cities Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa as well as the cities of Turku and Tampere together with the corporate partners Senate Properties, SRV Group Plc and YIT Construction Ltd.

    Helsinki metropolitan area is in the middle of an ambitious transformation. The well-reachable area is one of the fastest growing metropolises in Europe.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:35

    Helsinki to Build Landmark Bridge for Public Transportation

    The Crown Bridges including Finland’s longest bridge will serve streetcars but no cars.

    Helsinki, Finland – The Crown Bridges will be a series of three bridges in Helsinki for a new streetcar line linking the city center with eastern suburbs across a central Helsinki water body. The bridges will also serve cyclists and pedestrians.

    The Helsinki City Council gave the green light to the project at the end of August, confirming implementation. Construction can go underway in 2018, and the bridges are scheduled to open in 2026.

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