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.

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:38

    City Board approves additions to Helsinki Garden

    The Helsinki City Board has approved additions to the planning reservation for the Helsinki Garden project with the provision that Helsinki Ice Hall should be integrated with the project.

  • Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:46

    Finland’s largest rock cavern heat storage planned for Helsinki

    Helen is planning to build a new energy storage facility in disused underground oil caverns located deep in the bedrock of Helsinki. The facility will be the largest of its kind in the country. The storage facility would accommodate over 40 times as much hot water as the amount of water in the pools at the Helsinki Swimming Stadium.

  • Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:16

    Helsinki Airport rail link would serve the whole nation

    Mayors Vapaavuori and Lyly, CEOs Vauramo and Jansson: Helsinki Airport rail link is a crucial investment for the whole nation’s transport system

    Benefits of Helsinki Airport rail link

  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 09:55

    Neighbourhood Project closed

    The City of Helsinki Neighbourhood Project was closed at the end of 2017, having been in operation for 22 years.

    The Helsinki City Board established the Neighbourhood Project at the beginning of 1996. The goals of the project were to define general outlines for neighbourhood development and to organize local neighbourhood development activities. The project was allocated an annual budget to achieve these goals.

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