Ratina is being built in 2015–2018

The construction of the Ratina shopping centre began in spring 2015, and the new shopping centre will be completed on 19 April 2018. Ratina is being developed by Sponda Plc.

Valo-Ratina will revitalise the cityscape

The construction of Ratina began in spring 2015 with excavation work on the new Valo-Ratina building, which continued until spring 2016. The construction of the frame of the three-storey Valo-Ratina building began in late 2015 and it will take about 18 months. Indoor construction started in the spring of 2017. This stage will take a year to complete and include work related to light partition walls, floor surfaces, suspended ceilings and the glass walls of the shopping corridors. Building systems work will be carried out concurrently with the construction work. Jussi Murole is responsible for the architecture and overall appearance of Valo-Ratina.

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New life for functionalist city block

Renovation work began in spring 2016 on the Ranta-Ratina building, followed by Funkkis-Ratina in summer 2016. The renovation of the two 1930s Functionalist buildings will take an estimated 18 months, meaning that Ranta-Ratina will be completed in autumn 2017 and Funkkis-Ratina in late 2017. Ranta-Ratina, known as the old Autotuonti building, which will also be expanded towards Ratina Bay. The buildings’ interiors will be finished after the renovation and expansion work is complete. The architectural designs for the renovation of the existing Functionalist buildings are made by Tuomo Siitonen.

Valo-Ratina

Excavation work
starts

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2015

April

Valo-Ratina

Construction
starts

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2015

Autumn

Ranta-Ratina

Renovation work
starts

AikajanaTaustakuva
2016

Spring

Funkkis-Ratina

Renovation work
starts

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2016

Summer

Valo-Ratina

Interior construction
starts

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2017

Winter

Kauppakeskus Ratina

The shopping centre’s
Grand Opening

AikajanaTaustakuva
2018

Spring

What is happening in Ratina right now?

Take a look at our on-site camera feed to see how the construction of the shopping centre is progressing.

Ratina camera feed
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Questions on construction from local residents


 

HOW TO GET FROM RATINA TOWARDS THE RAILWAY STATION WHILE THE DIVERSION IS IN USE?

Hatanpää highway can be accessed from the Tampere highway as normal by drivers and cyclists throughout the construction period, even while the diversion is in use.

 


WILL THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON VOIMAKATU BE OPERATED DIFFERENTLY DURING THIS TIME?

No, they will be operated as before throughout the construction period.

 


WILL SPEED LIMITS CHANGE ON THE TAMPERE HIGHWAY DURING THE TIME THAT THE DIVERSION IS IN USE?

The speed limit will be 30 km/h during the time that the diversion is in use, starting from the beginning of June.

 


WILL THERE BE ANY BLASTING WORK AT THE SITE?

No.

 


Does the concrete pouring technique used at the site mean that there are no emissions into Lake Pyhäjärvi?

Concrete pouring will not result in the emission of any harmful substances into Lake Pyhäjärvi.

 


When will the Tampere highway underpass be in use?

Once the shopping centre is completed in spring 2018.

 


How will the shopping centre’s vehicular access to Ratinanranta (Ratina shore) be arranged? (Crossing multiple lanes.)

Based on a traffic simulation, this should not lead to problems. When approaching the Voimakatu intersection from the east, drivers will need to change lanes across one lane that comes up from the shopping centre’s car park.

 



 

WHERE WILL THE TAMPERE HIGHWAY UNDERPASS GO AND WHEN WILL ITS CONSTRUCTION AND USE BEGIN?

The construction of the underpass will begin this summer and it will be completed at the same time as the shopping centre, in spring 2018. The underpass exits will be on Suvantokatu and near Voimakatu.

 


WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON SUVANTOKATU? HOW WILL ACCESS TO THE PARKING BUILDING FOR THE BLOCKS OF FLATS IN KOSKENRANTA BE ARRANGED, FOR EXAMPLE?

There is an additional right-turning lane on Suvantokatu.

 


From where will cars enter the car park?

From the middle lanes of Tampere highway and from Suvantokatu

 


HAVE ANY STUDIES BEEN MADE REGARDING THE INCREASE IN TRAFFIC VOLUME? WILL THERE BE SUFFICIENT ROAD CAPACITY AND WILL THERE BE CONGESTION AT INTERSECTIONS, SUCH AS THE INTERSECTION OF THE HATANPÄÄ HIGHWAY AND THE TAMPERE HIGHWAY?

ARE THERE ANY ESTIMATES REGARDING THE UTILISATION RATE OF THE ENTRYWAYS TO THE PARKING BUILDINGS? WILL THERE BE CONGESTION ON SUVANTOKATU, FOR EXAMPLE?

The City of Tampere has studied the issue and, according to their assessment, traffic in the area will not be congested. Those who come to the Ratina shopping centre by car will primarily access it from the Tampere highway.

 


Where will the access ramps from Tampere highway to the car park be located?

A roundabout at the bottom of the ramps will be used to access the shopping centre’s car park.

 


How wide will the Tampere highway exit to the car park be?

The lanes will be 3.5 metres wide.

 


Will the car park’s access traffic  impact people driving from their homes on Suvantokatu to Hatanpää highway?

The traffic volume from Suvantokatu to the car park will be low, and congestion can be mitigated by traffic light arrangements.

 


Will there be changes to traffic arrangements and other aspects of vehicular access on Suvantokatu? How many lanes will there be on Suvantokatu?

At its widest point, Suvantokatu will have four lanes.

 


HOW WILL DUST-RELATED ISSUES BE MANAGED?

We aim to minimise the negative impacts of the construction site and the street will be swept daily to prevent dust-related problems.

 


WHO ARE THE CONTRACTORS IN THE PROJECT?

The main contractor is  the Työyhteenliittymä Ratina (Aki Hyrkkönen Oy, Lamminsivu Oy and Alasen Rakennus Oy). The consortium is also responsible for the frame and facade project. Kreate Oy is responsible for excavation work, supports, the concrete structures under Vuolteenkatu, the foundation of the new building and changes to traffic on Tampereen valtatie, including car ramps. Are Oy is the contractor for piping and power piping, MHS-Asennus Oy supplies the ventilation system and Asafe Oy the sprinklers.

 


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE BUS STATION AND BUS TRAFFIC?

The location of the bus station will be unchanged, but charter buses are likely to move to Keskustori from the Hatanpää highway. The charter bus stop has been temporarily relocated to Keskustori, near the Old Church.

 


How is accessibility taken into account at the shopping centre?

The plans and designs take accessibility into account, both in and around the shopping centre.

 


Will there be a lot of blinking advertising lights and displays on the shopping centre’s exterior?

Illuminated advertisements will be designed to have a natural fit with the buildings’ architecture, and the aim is to have them concentrated only in certain areas. A further aim is to avoid blinking lights and placing them in locations where they do not cause a disturbance to local residents.

 


In the conceptual drawings, there is a high building next to the bus station. Will it be built?

A highrise office building has been zoned and planned for the plot in question, but no decisions have been made regarding its construction.