Soon Espoo will never be the same.

It will be home to EriCa. Green Chemistry Park. A cradle of green chemistry. A petri dish for a better tomorrow, where highly dedicated people work, innovate and thrive.

What is sustainable chemistry?

The main principles of sustainable chemistry are safer, more efficient and environment-friendly planning, manufacture and use of chemical processes, products and services.

A unique ecosystem is emerging.

The Finnoo district of Espoo will be home to EriCa, a science hub for top experts and companies in chemistry whose mission is to change the world. At EriCa, international companies, ambitious growth companies, expert organisations and research and training institutes will create a better world with the help of chemistry.

Sustainability is a natural part of EriCa

EriCa has achieved BREEAM certification with a rating of Very Good for the project’s planning phase, and it will be certified once the building is completed, targeting a rating of Very Good.

At EriCa, sustainability has been comprehensively taken into account. On the construction site and in the building’s materials, only responsibly procured and certified wood products are used, and products that have been granted an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) are used as much as possible. In the material choices, low-emission options are considered.

Sustainable water consumption at EriCa is supported by efficient water fixtures, a water leak detection system and comprehensive water metering.

Different user groups and accessibility have been comprehensively taken into account in the building’s design.

EriCa ecosystem

Construction of EriCa to begin in summer 2022.
Phase 1 to be completed in 2024.

Area’s overall timeline

The diverse area will be built in the course of 2022–2030.

Area’s zoning planning initiated
Zoning plan under preparation
Project development and planning
Planning of the ecosystem begins
Finnoo metro centre is completed
Planning of the ecosystem, Bootcamp
Construction of Bonava homes begins
Planning of the ecosystem,Strategy Days in Noormarkku
Construction of EriCa begins
EriCa goes Eindhoven – site visit
Zoning plan completed
EriCa completed
EriCa completed
Rantaraitti trail and Marina in use
Finnoo is a home and workplace for thousands of people
Construction of the Rusthollinrinne area completed
News & events:

Planning of EriCa’s ecosystem launched

Sustainable urban construction.

Finnoo aims to be a leader in sustainable urban construction. Construction is guided by low-emission and sustainable solutions – from land-use planning to energy use and construction materials.

Finnoo’s city-like centre and EriCa, designed in line with the area’s sustainability goals, will rise around the metro station that is scheduled for completion in 2023.

17 000




Construction projects

22 min

to Helsinki by metro

Spaces that encourage collaboration and productivity

The work environment takes factors that affect well-being at work holistically into account.

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EriCa has

15 000 m²

of well-designed space

Of which more than

10 000 m²

is earmarked for the key laboratory activities

EriCa has office space of

2 500 m²

of which approx. 1,000 m² is co-working space

Lab as a service

Lab as a service
EriCa offers the possibility of proprietary laboratory, research, product development and office spaces, as well as co-working spaces.

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More than

10 000 m²

of laboratory space

More than

1 000 m²

of flexible office space

More than

400 m²

conference centre

EriCa CaFe

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Leasing & collaboration
A. Ahlström Real Estate Ltd

Juha Mäkelä
Tel. +358 50 544 2494

Pia Lindborg
Tel. +358 50 328 8579