Comprised of three city blocks as well as underground facilities, Tripla is the largest individual project in YIT’s history, with a total value of nearly EUR 1.5 billion. In addition to the shopping centre, parking hall, office towers, hotel and apartments, the project has included the construction of the new Pasila station.
Thanks to its extensive service offering and excellent transport connections, the emergence of Tripla as the centre of Central Pasila has also kickstarted the development of the surrounding areas. For YIT, the planning, design and construction of Tripla has generated valuable competence capital.
Credit: Mall of Tripla
“Tripla has seen YIT transform itself from a construction company to an urban developer. This enormous hybrid project has given us the opportunity to utilise the full range of our expertise, from project development to implementation and ownership in cooperation with our partners”, said President and CEO Kari Kauniskangas.
Concurrently with the construction of Tripla, the City of Helsinki has made significant investments in Pasila’s streets and traffic arrangements, while the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency has built the additional western track to improve train traffic.
“The surrounding construction sites and the demands involved in operating in a railroad traffic area have presented certain challenges during Tripla’s construction. We have engaged in close and effective cooperation with the stakeholders involved”,commented Tapio Salo, Senior Project Director for Tripla.
Mall of Tripla has been developed as a joint venture owned by YIT, Ilmarinen, Conficap and Fennia. At the time of the shopping centre’s opening, 96 per cent of the retail space has been leased.
While the shopping centre, station and parking hall are now complete and being opened to the public, the construction of the hotel, office towers and apartments will continue at the site. Tripla will be completed in its entirety in autumn 2020.