Hernesaari, full of urban atmosphere, will become a main attraction for maritime tourism to Helsinki.

Hernesaari will develop into a busy district for housing, tourism and leisure time. The area will have homes for 7,500 residents, mostly in apartment buildings, and 4,000 jobs.

A third cruise ship pier has been built alongside the two existing ones in Hernesaari in order to accommodate the more than 400,000 annual cruise passengers. Other tourism and leisure time services are planned in the area to complement the public sauna “Löyly” that was built in 2016. A guest boat harbour, water sports centre and a seaside park beach with nearby sports services will support the area’s development into an attractive hub of maritime tourism services.

In the future, the centre will be accessible from Hernesaari by tram via Telakkakatu and Bulevardi. A network of good walking and cycling routes will make it easier to get around.

The current buildings in the area will be torn down, with the exception of the Ford factory building, the Munkkisaari industrial house and the state grain silos. The later developments Löyly and Cafe Birgitta will also remain in Hernesaari.

The plan decisions for Hernesaari are based on supplementing the urban structure and promoting rail transport. Prerequisites for walking and cycling are also improved. The plan for Hernesaari supports developing a sustainable urban structure.

Hernesaari will be mainly constructed during the 2020s.

Updated 18.2.2021