The facilities on the first floor of Katajanokka’s passenger pavilion are being expanded and streamlined, and use of the space in the passenger hall is to become more efficient. The renovations began on Monday 24 October.
The Viking Line end will remain in the shipping company’s use and the current functions will largely remain as they are. The renovations have begun with construction work on Viking Line’s customer service desks.
After the renovation works have been completed, the queues for all Viking Line desks will run in the same direction, passengers and passenger groups will have more waiting space in the hall than they do currently, and the signage will be made clearer. An info desk and back office space will be set aside for terminal staff. New facilities will be provided for travel agents in the current locations. The Otto ATMS and currency exchange machines will be moved, as will the luggage storage facilities. The kiosk and WC facilities will remain in their current locations.
The planning work is being steered in collaboration between representatives of Viking line and the Port of Helsinki. The plans are the work of Innovarch and Vahanen, the new desk will be provided by Stara, and the lead contractor for the renovation works is Yleisrakennus Heikki Winqvist, with Eero Montonen acting as lead foreman. The work will be done in 3 phases and it is set to continue until May 2017.
For more information, please contact:
Passenger Traffic Manager Arto Satuli, Port Of Helsinki Ltd
tel. +358 (0)9 310 33841
Construction Manager Pekka Haikonen, Port of Helsinki Ltd
tel. +358 (0)9 310 33533
Planning Manager Satu Aatra, Port of Helsinki Ltd
tel. +358 (0)9 310 33527