SPARCS NEWSLETTER MARCH 2022
Lippulaiva, the new mixed-use centre owned by Citycon, opened its doors on 31 March in Espoonlahti near Helsinki. Lippulaiva is a thriving urban centre for local services and boasts approximately 100 different shops, cafés and restaurants as well as private and public services. The shopping centre will be visited by an estimated eight million customers annually.
Lippulaiva houses one of the most extensive grocery retail clusters in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Grocery stores account for approximately 45 per cent of Lippulaiva’s 44,000 square metres of gross leasable area. In addition, Lippulaiva is also home to more than 20 cafés and restaurants and will create a culinary experience in the community with both domestic operators and international chains. Lippulaiva will also offer a wide selection of services and functions, such as the Espoonlahti regional library, English-language daycare centre Pilke Playschool, fitness centre Elixia and Terveystalo’s medical centre, which is one of the largest private health care providers in Finland.