February 2023 will see the completion of a new Heka building, Kauppakartanonkatu 16, in Itäkeskus. The new building has a total of 144 apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom family apartments. The application period for the apartments starts on 2 November 2022.

You can apply for an apartment by sending an application to the City of Helsinki. If you have a pending housing application, you can add the apartments of the new location to your application by editing the application during the application period.

144 apartments in the middle of great services and transport connections

February 2023 will see the completion of a new Heka building, Kauppakartanonkatu 16, in Itäkeskus. The new building is located approximately 400 metres away from the metro station and the services of shopping centre Itis. There are also several comprehensive schools and daycare centres located nearby. Right next to the building is Ystävyydenpuisto Park, which also features a playground.

The new building features a total of 144 apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom family apartments. Each apartment features a glazed balcony. The habitable rooms, hallways and kitchens feature vinyl plank floors, while the toilets, bathrooms and saunas have ceramic tile floors. The kitchens feature induction stoves, refrigerator-freezers and spaces for dishwashers and microwave ovens.

The building has six floors, and its exterior surface is made of red brick. Most of the common facilities are located on the ground floor of the building, including the apartment-specific storage spaces, laundry rooms, drying rooms and storage rooms for prams and outdoor equipment. The ground floor of the building also features three shared saunas and a shared club room of the block’s housing companies, which is also used by the residents of the nearby Haso building.

Kauppakartanonkatu 16 is a smoke-free building, which means that smoking is not allowed in the apartments, on balconies or in the shared facilities of the property, such as the saunas or club room. Smoking is also prohibited on the plot, and the building does not have a designated smoking area.

The new building was built to replace a demolished building that bore the same name.

Apartment distribution:

  • 1 bedroom + kitchen (3136): 38 apartments
  • 2 bedrooms + kitchen  (42,555): 66 apartments
  • 3 bedroom + kitchen  (59,579,5): 25 apartments
  • 4 bedroom + kitchen (8788): 15 apartments

Please see more detailed information, rent and apartment lay-outs on the Kauppakartanonkatu 16 property site in Finnish.