School and day care centre construction projects advance: New day care centre in Lielahti ready in early August
A new day care centre in Lielahti with room for 160 children has been completed in Tampere at the beginning of August. The new day care centre is located at Ollinojankatu 6 on the same plot where the previous Lielahti day care centre was demolished a few years ago.
The Lielahti day care centre has room for a total of 160 children. There are two floors and four distinct areas in the building. The building has a gym, cafeteria and a small kitchen that can also be rented for external use in the evening. There are plenty of toys, play equipment and colourful artificial grass in the yard, offering a wide variety of activities.
During the construction of the new building, the Lielahti day care centre was located in temporary facilities at the nearby Peltovainio day care centre. The Peltovainio building will remain in the use of early childhood education as temporary facilities.
In late summer 2021, three private day care centres will begin their operations in Tampere. The City may grant service vouchers for these centres. The centres are located in Härmälänranta, Mäyränmäki and Vaakonnotko (Haapalinna).
Construction of new day care centres and schools and basic renovations will continue in various locations across Tampere in the coming years.
One of the largest projects is the construction of the new building for grades 1–9, preschool education and a day care centre in Etelä-Hervanta. The construction of the building began in April 2021. The building will be ready in August 2023.
It is located on Mekaniikanpolku on the same plot where the old school building of Etelä-Hervanta was demolished last year due to problems with indoor air quality. There will be room for about 1,300 pupils in preschool and basic education and 160 children in day care. The building will also have premises for oral health services.
The Etelä-Hervanta school was moved to temporary facilities at the Hervanta campus of the University of Tampere in autumn 2018.
The new building for the Olkahinen school (preschool education, grades 1–6) will be completed and taken into use after the autumn break in October 2021. The Olkahinen day care centre located on the same plot is currently undergoing basic renovation. The renovation will be completed in February 2022.
The construction of the Isokuusi day care centre and school in Vuores is advancing. There will be room for 160 children in day care and 150 pupils (preschool education and grades 1 & 2) in Isokuusi. The new premises will open in January 2022.
Construction of the expansion of the Sampo school and the new day care centre to be built next to it is also underway. The new premises will open in January 2023.
The basic renovation of the Pispala school is underway. It will take a little longer to complete the renovation in Pispala than anticipated. The Pispala school will be ready in March or April 2022.
The basic renovation of the first building of the Messukylä school has begun, and the building will be ready in January 2022. Basic renovation of the school will be performed in three phases and the final building to be renovated will be ready in 2024.
Basic renovation of the Hyhky school began on 7 June 2021. The renovation will be completed in late 2022.
The construction of the new Multisilta day care centre at Terävänkatu 2 continues. The Multisilta day care centre will be ready in January 2022, and it will have room for 140 children.
Basic renovation of the Vellamo day care centre has begun. Day care activities of the Vellamo day care centre have been moved to the Pellervo day care centre at the beginning of the renovation. Evening care and child care services for shift workers have been moved permanently from Vellamo to Pellervo. The renovation of the Vellamo premises will take about a year.
Basic renovation of the Ikuri day care centre is also beginning. Day care activities of the Ikuri day care centre will be moved to temporary facilities in Peltovainio for the duration of the renovation. The basic renovation will be completed in August 2022.
At the end of June 2021, the City gave away its ownership of the Rantaperkiö day care centre, which was used as temporary and additional facilities in the Rantaperkiö–Härmälä area.
Text Johanna Toivanen
Photos Laura Happo