Head of Refurbishment Contracting, Korjausrakentaminen, NCC Building Nordics
NCC will convert the offices at the Helsinki Central Railway Station into a hotel. In addition to the development work, an extension will be added to the north side of the building. The work commenced in winter 2018 and the hotel will open early 2021.
The former VR main offices will be renovated and converted into a Scandic Hotel and a new extension will be added to the north side, the Kaisaniemi park side of the building. The hotel will have almost 500 rooms, meeting spaces for 900 people and a restaurant seating 420 people.
The Helsinki Central Railway Station was designed by Eliel Saarinen. The Railway Administration offices, the VR's current main offices, were built in 1909. During its entire lifespan, the building has been adapted to suit whatever purpose it has served, and it will continue to do so in the future. Due to the historic value of the building, the most important features, such as the hallways, the main staircase and some of the original fixtures will be preserved. The project is carried out together with the Finnish Heritage Agency and the City of Helsinki.
(Photo: VR Group, Tuomas Uusheimo)