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. Theconstruction 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.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 09:54

    City resumes talks on Jätkäsaari’s Bunkkeri

    The City of Helsinki continues the process to redevelop the Bunkkeri building in Helsinki’s Jätkäsaari for housing, a swimming hall and other sports facilities. The plan is under a new preparation for City decision-making. The City has restarted negotiations on Bunkkeri with construction company SRV Rakennus Oy.

  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 13:28

    Helsinki Reigns Supreme

    Helsinki is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, with many of the continent’s biggest urban development projects currently underway. The City has an ambitious “reclaim the shores” agenda which calls for the redevelopment of former industrial areas along the shorelines – and the results, so far, are quite promising.

    Read more: Nordicum Real Estate Annual Finland 2018

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