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Renovation of the Women's Hospital

We will be renovating the Women's Hospital in sections. Renovation constructions have started in 2017.


The Women's Hospital is a protected building and the oldest hospital building on the Meilahti campus. In terms of building technology, it is at the end of its lifecycle, with the exception of annex L, which was commissioned in 2017. The extensive indoor air and condition studies we conducted during the 2010s have revealed risk structures typical of the building’s construction period in the 1930s as well as potential sources of indoor air contaminants, which we will also repair during the renovation.

The renovation program includes several phases in which we will reconstruct the Women's Hospital to meet the patient-oriented and cost-effective activities required in the future.

Women's Hospital section C: The first phase of the renovation is already underway in building section C, i.e. at the end of the building on the side of Haartmaninkatu, where inpatient ward floors 5 and 6 are already completed. Floors 3 and 4 will be completed as inpatient wards during 2021. The last floors to be renovated will be floors T, 1 and 2, for which the schedule is still open. After the renovation, section C will mainly house inpatient wards, as well as administrative facilities and a lecture hall.

Women's Hospital section A: In spring 2020, we started project planning for the renovation of section A. The renovation is scheduled to begin in 2022. At this section, which faces the New Children's Hospital, we will be renovating all the floors at the same time. On floors 1 and 4 we will build outpatient unit facilities, and floors 3, 5 and 6 will house inpatient wards. On floor 2 we will build an extension of the maternity unit, and on floor T, we will build office spaces.

Women's Hospital sections B and D: In accordance with our renovation program, we will finally renovate the B and D sections of the hospital. For these phases, we have not yet started planning.



  • Women's Hospital's year of construction: 1934
  • Location: Helsinki, Meilahti
  • Owner: HUS
  • Renovation developer: HUS Kiinteistöt Oy

Section C, floors 3 and 4

  • Renovation time: 2019–2021 
  • Main contractor: Rakennus-Arolin Oy
  • Lead designer: VPL Arkkitehdit Oy
  • Scope: 2,124 brm²
  • Cost estimate: MEUR 6.3

Section A, all floors 

  • Planning started in spring 2020.
  • Estimated renovation time: 2022–2024
  • Scope: 8,000 brm²
  • Cost estimate: MEUR 32 



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