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.
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.
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.
The shopping centre’s
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.
No, they will be operated as before throughout the construction period.
The speed limit will be 30 km/h during the time that the diversion is in use, starting from the beginning of June.
Concrete pouring will not result in the emission of any harmful substances into Lake Pyhäjärvi.
Once the shopping centre is completed in spring 2018.
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.
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.
There is an additional right-turning lane on Suvantokatu.
From the middle lanes of Tampere highway and from Suvantokatu
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.
A roundabout at the bottom of the ramps will be used to access the shopping centre’s car park.
The lanes will be 3.5 metres wide.
The traffic volume from Suvantokatu to the car park will be low, and congestion can be mitigated by traffic light arrangements.
At its widest point, Suvantokatu will have four lanes.
We aim to minimise the negative impacts of the construction site and the street will be swept daily to prevent dust-related problems.
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.
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.
The plans and designs take accessibility into account, both in and around the shopping centre.
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.
A highrise office building has been zoned and planned for the plot in question, but no decisions have been made regarding its construction.