The walls of Metropolia's new Myllypuro campus are starting to rise, and the construction will soon start changing the appearance of the plot at a rapid pace. The project contractor is YIT Rakennus Oy.
"The work will begin with the building of retaining walls in the direction of Liikuntamylly and Ring 1," says YIT's Foreman Harry Mäkinen. "The large concrete walls are approximately eight metres tall and cast using collapsible portable formwork forms, so this monumental work stage will proceed quickly."
The new campus for approximately 6,000 students, partly built on top of the metro track, will be completed in two phases in July 2018 and August 2019. Excavation work at the campus began in March 2016 and has lasted for approximately one year, just as planned.
"Once completed, the six-storey-high campus building located right next to the ring road will serve as an impressive new landmark for people coming to Itäkeskus from the north," describes the building's head architect designer Rainer Mahlamäki from Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.
The new Myllypuro campus will house Metropolia's Social Sciences and Health Care operations, Construction and Real Estate operations, as well as University Management and Centralised Shared Services.
"We all believe that Myllypuro will become a source of vitality for all of eastern Helsinki. Our university's various units are already actively planning projects and networking with operators based in the area, so the new campus is sure to initiate a cycle of positivity," says Managing Director, President Riitta Konkola from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
The area's industrial policy plan, due to be completed this spring, is expected to strengthen business operations, increase the number of jobs and make the Myllypuro area an even more attractive place to live.
The new campus is being built by the City of Helsinki for Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The building cost of the campus is approximately EUR 165 million, making this one of the City of Helsinki's largest ongoing building projects. So far construction has proceeded according to schedule.
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More information on the Myllypuro campus and a construction site webcam