A new shopping centre complex is being built in Espoonlahti, district of city Espoo, that will bring together daily services, housing and convenient mobility with public transport. The large-scale project includes the new shopping centre Lippulaiva, eight residential buildings on its yard decks, and a residential care home for senior citizens. The residential buildings will have a total of 550 apartments. A new metro station and bus terminal in Espoonlahti will be built in close connection with the shopping centre complex.
The new Lippulaiva – Finnish for “flagship” – will be built on the site of the old shopping centre, which is in a central location in Espoonlahti. Espoonlahti is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Upon completion, the shopping centre will offer a comprehensive range of daily business services and specialised shops, with a total of about 80 shops. There will also be facilities for health services, a children’s daycare centre and Espoonlahti library.
The Lippulaiva development project is being implemented by Citycon, and includes the demolition of the old shopping centre and construction of the new shopping centre, which will have an area of 42,000 m2. A temporary Pikkulaiva shopping centre will serve the residents of the area during the construction phase. Construction of the new Lippulaiva is planned so that the shopping centre, metro station and residential buildings can be taken into use in phases. The overall project is scheduled for completion in 2022.
Ramboll is responsible for the design of the heating, plumbing, air conditioning, building automation, electricity and sprinkler systems in the shopping centre and residential buildings. The overall area of Ramboll’s assignment is approximately 165,000 gross m2. Ramboll was also involved in the earlier phase of municipal and traffic planning for the project.