Niittykumpu in brief
Niittykumpu is located in south-east Espoo with a wide selection of services and excellent connections by car or public transportation via the West-Interstate-road, Turku motorway and Ring roads I and II.Read more »
Future Niittykumpu dwellers will live in an ecological and environmentally friendly fashion. Niittykumpu aims to the “excellent” level on BREEAM Communities’ environmental assessment rating.Read more »
Success story: Lidl headquarters in Niittykumpu
Lidl is one of the biggest grocery retailers in Europe. In Finland, their organization has grown rapidly in the past few years and they have over 4,600 employees.Read more »
Niittykumpu in brief
Niittykumpu is located in south-east Espoo with a wide selection of services and excellent connections by car or public transportation via the West-Interstate-road, Turku motorway and Ring roads I and II. With the new metro station, it will only take 15 minutes to get to Niittykumpu from Helsinki.
Tontunmäki also belongs to the Niittykumpu area. Altogether, there are currently 4,300 inhabitants living in the area and the number is estimated to rise to 11,000 by 2050. The main businesses in Niittykumpi are currently consumer good and car trade. Niittykumpu aims at creating 300 new jobs by 2025.
The sense of community has a major role in Niittykumpu since it is a small area – 2.1 km2 in total. There are many families with children living in the neighbourhood. There’s 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 Matinkylä and Iso Omena shopping centre.
Project Director Jarmo Kulmala, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 43 826 6846
Future Niittykumpu dwellers will live in an ecological and environmentally friendly fashion. Niittykumpu aims to the “excellent” level on BREEAM Communities’ environmental assessment rating. This requires sustainable development solutions from land use plans to construction.
As per BREEAM’s suggestions, all necessary services are to be located in a walking distance or a short metro trip away. This will minimize 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 storing places near the metro station, 200 of them are covered. The sports park as well as Tapiola and Matinkylä are easily reached by bicycle. There are also frequent buss connections.
Most important development projects
The Metro block, located at the corner of Merituulentie and Haukilahdenkatu, offers versatile services to nearby residents. The new Niittykumpu shopping centre will have good commercial services, such as two supermarkets, speciality stores, restaurants and cafés. Espoo’s highest residential building with 24 floors will also be built in connection with the Metro block together with another residential building with 12 floors. Residential construction is some 15,000 square metres of floor area and commercial construction some 6,500 square metres of floor area. Construction will be completed in 2017.
Niittykumpu metro station
About 8,000 people will be using the Niittykumpu metro station daily. It will take 17 minutes to the Helsinki central station, 3 minutes to Tapiola, 2 minutes to Matinkylä and only 1 minute to travel to the Sports Park.
The metro station is a part of the new business centre in Niittykumpu. The interior of the metro station will have a strong look and identity, created by architect firm HKP and artist Mari Rantanen. The construction of 3,000 sqm will be finished during 2016.
The new centre of Niittykumpu will be built between the old Niittykumpu shopping centre and Merituulentie. A new residential block of some 28,000 square metres of floor area will be built in the place of the old shopping centre and new houses will also be built along Merituulentie between 2017 and 2020.
The new houses have been designed to create an interesting whole together with the existing apartment buildings, built in the 1960s. The area’s typical greenness and park-like features will also be present in the new landscape.
Niittymaa is a great location for growth companies and living. With the new metro line, Niittymaa will become part of Espoo’s unique area where education, research, business and modern living are combined. Niittymaa will be closely connected to the Otaniemi campus’ and Keilaniemi’s innovation environment and some 23,000 square metres of floor area of commercial premises and office buildings will be constructed in the area by 2018.
Niittykallio residential buildings
Niittykallio will be built in the southern part of Niittykumpu, in the middle of the old Niittykumpu area. At the moment, the residential buildings built in the 1960s and during later decades control the landscape. More skilfully designed apartment buildings and terrace houses will be built in the area. The main developers are Hartela and SATO with their architects. The development project will take place between 2017 and 2020 and total construction will be some 60,000 square metres of floor area.
Tonttumuori one-family houses and apartment building block
City-like one-family 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 square metres of floor area will take place between 2016 and 2018.
A block of apartment buildings with a peaceful courtyard will be built to the north-side of the area. Niittykumpu School is located right across the block which makes the location excellent especially for families with children.
Riihitonttu residential block
Riihitonttu residential blocks will be built in the area around Olari church, earlier filled with car dealerships. The construction of some 92,000 square metres of floor area will take place between 2018 and 2020. The church and historic surroundings of Gräsa mansion 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.
Success story: Lidl headquarters in Niittykumpu
"Lidl is one of the biggest grocery retailers in Europe. In Finland, our organization has grown rapidly in the past few years and we have over 4,600 employees. Our store network reaches from Hanko to Sodankylä and the deliveries to the stores are coordinated from our distribution centres in Janakkala and Laukaa.
Our headquarters will move to Niittykumpu later this year and the renovation work has already started. The property perfectly meets Lidl’s needs with its excellent public transportation connections and flexible space solutions. Our activities have grown and the property fulfills our future needs as a growing organization. We are looking forward to moving into our new headquarters."
Virpi Kaikkonen, Board Member, Development and Property at Lidl Suomi Ky