Social and health services in north-eastern Helsinki to be concentrated in Malmi

The City of Helsinki plans to build a new family centre and health and well-being centre in Malmi centre, near the train station. The new centre will serve the entire north-eastern region of Helsinki. An overview of the change to the local detailed plan will be presented to residents at an online event on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.
A visual representation of the planned centre, viewed from the south.  Photo: Verstas Arkkitehdit Oy.
A visual representation of the planned centre, viewed from the south. Photo: Verstas Arkkitehdit Oy.

This service reform will develop the services provided to Malmi and north-eastern Helsinki residents. Over the coming years, a new school, hospital, and family centre and health and well-being centre will be built in Malmi. Other developments in the local public services include plans for the extension of the Malmi swimming hall, the construction of the Longinoja Daycare Centre and the renovation of the Filpus Playground. The goal is to create a pleasant, diverse, and attractive Malmi, where public services are easily accessible. 

The current health centre functions in Ylä-Malmi will be relocated closer to the Malmi train station in Ala-Malmi, at Soidintie 3. The existing health centre will be demolished to make way for the new Malmi hospital. The construction of the new family centre and health and well-being centre requires a change to the local detailed plan. 

The family centre and health and well-being centre refer to a comprehensive service unit that brings together social and health services under one roof. The centre will house oral health care, health care, social work, maternity and child health clinic services, as well as mental health and substance abuse services for north-eastern Helsinki. These functions will move to the centre from the current locations in the region, including the Puistola, Malmi, Suutarila and Pihlajamäki Health Stations and Maternity and Child Health Clinics. 

Currently, there are City of Helsinki rental apartments in the Soidintie 3 block, which will be demolished. New residential construction is planned for the area on the city’s own plot at the corner of Pekanraitti and Soidintie. The Pekanraitinpuisto park related to the planning area will be expanded, and the existing public parking area will be relocated to Pekankatu, next to the new family centre and health and well-being centre. The construction of the centre is planned to begin in 2026 and be completed in 2029. The timetables are preliminary, and changes may occur during the project.

The participation and assessment plan for the local detailed plan change, as well as the reference plan, are available online at and in Malmi library from 19 February to 15 March 2024. Opinions on the participation and assessment plan and preparation materials are requested to be submitted by 15 March 2024.

An online event for residents regarding the preparation of the local detailed plan and the project’s starting points will be held on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, from 17 to 18. You will find a joining link for the event at 

The mayor's residents' evening will be held at Malmitalo Cultural Centre on Thursday, 29 February 2024 from 18.30 to 20.00. Before the start of the discussion section, a pop-up market will open in the lobby of Malmitalo at 17.30. At the market, you will have the opportunity to discuss Malmi matters with the city's experts and other actors in the area until 18.30.