The Ministry of Transport and Communications to temporary premises

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 24.9.2009 13.04
News item

The premises of Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications at Eteläesplanadi 16 in Helsinki will be renovated and refurbished in 2009-2011. For that period some Ministry departments and units will be located nearby in the Helsinki city centre, at Yliopistonkatu 5.

The Ministry's postal address and telephone numbers will remain unchanged. All members of the Ministry's Communications Policy Department and a majority of the personnel of the Transport Policy Department will continue to work at their premises of Eteläesplanadi 18.

As of 1 October 2009 the temporary premises at Yliopistonkatu will house:
Minister of Transport and Minister of Communications
Permanent Secretary
Press and Information Unit
Administration Department
Unit for Logistics and Russia Cooperation

The Art Nouveau building that originally housed the Mortgage Society of Finland was erected in 1909. The building was designed by Lars Sonck. The building has been extended over the years and it has undergone several changes. In 1980 it was included in the list of Protected Public Buildings. The aims of the present renovation are to protect its history and preserve its original materials. The parts of the premises that have been altered over the years will undergo the most extensive renovation.