The Hiedanranta City District

The plan is to turn Hiedanranta into a sustainable city district, consisting of three subareas: Hiedanranta Centre, Lake City and the new Lielahti. The construction is planned to start in early 2025 and the first residents to move in their homes in 2025. Hiedanranta already houses independent culture and activities, and the aim is to preserve these also in the district of the future.

20 000

residents planned


minute tram ride from city centre



Culture and Leisure

The historical manor and mill setting invite to join colourful urban culture. The old Lielahti industrial area has been open to events and activities since 2016. The Hiedanranta of the future will be the home of flourishing urban culture, and a wide variety of activities for spare time.



The innovative Hiedanranta is a platform for development. Above all, it serves experiments and projects related to smartness, sustainability and the circular economy. Get to know the development themes and work as well as the current and completed projects and the people involved.



The history of the settlement at Hiedanranta extends to the Middle Ages when the village of Lielahti was located in the area. Since those days, the area has served as a lakeside summer hideout for a textile tycoon, a pulp factory and much more.


Master Plan is the Starting Point for Planning

The land use master plan for the new Hiedanranta city district was approved by the Tampere City Council on 8 June 2020. The aim is to create a diverse urban structure that combines housing, working, leisure and services.

The master plan presents the structure of the neighbourhood, the traffic networks, the principles of waterways, parks and recreational areas as well as an assessment of the impacts of the plan.

Hiedanranta master plan (PDF)

Interim BREEAM Communities certificate

The City District of the Future and its Subareas

The New Lielahti

Hiedanranta and Lielahti form the regional centre of western Tampere and a significant trade and retail area. The current buildings of Lielahti and the renewing blocks will be intertwined with pleasant public spaces and parks.

Central Park on the eastern side of Lielahti frames the area and offers an opportunity to spend time in nature. Housing will be built along Enqvistinkatu, the blocks north from it and along Lielahdenkatu.

The new Lielahti (PDF)

Hiedanranta Centre

The Hiedanranta Centre will be built on the shore of Lake Näsijärvi, in a hub of different traffic connections and in connection with the historical factory buildings and manor setting. Squares and green areas will add nature and a sense of space to the centre.

Central Park will become a green area covering 9.4 hectares with a stormwater park, plantings, valuable trees and places for playing and relaxing. The Nottback chapel, the graveyard and the historical monument area in the Kraemer park will be incorporated into the park.

Hiedanranta Centre (PDF)

Lake City

Lake City offers experiential housing by water. The area will include different home types from high-rise apartment buildings to terraced houses and townhouses. The blocks will have both open lakeside scenery and sheltered courtyards.

The tram will run through the island, and you can park your car in the garages on the southern side. Lake City will grow into a unique residential area where services are primarily located along the tram route.

The Lake City (pdf)

The North Blocks are Hiedanranta’s first residental area

The contruction of the city district will begin from the “North Blocks”, north to the factory complex. The plan area is about 7,5 hectares and includes Tehdaskartanonkatu (street) all the way to Lielahdenkatu. The first plot sale competition starts in June 2022 and the construction will begin in 2024. The firts residents will move in the next year.

Visualisation: MY Architects

Katunäkymä Hiedanrannan pohjoiskortteleista