Transport infrastructure projects
Expert services for land acquisition tasks in road and rail projects
LandPro is an expert company specialized in land acquisition of transport infrastructure projects. We provide expert services for all land acquisition tasks in road and rail projects. Our expert services contribute to more efficient resource allocation for the developers of transport infrastructure projects. Utilization of our services also provides for smoother project operations by securing that rights and areas needed for the project will be taken into possession according to the construction schedule, and essential issues with regard to the compensation procedure will be considered.
Versatile land acquisition services
We assist our customers in legal road and rail surveys; we prepare acts of taking into possession and rejoinders to claims for compensation. In transport infrastructure projects we assess the compensation to land owners for the conveyance of property as well as evaluate potential disadvantages, losses and damages due to construction. We negotiate with land owners regarding real estate transactions, compensations and consent for taking areas into possession. We conduct real estate valuations and take responsibility for real estate transaction arrangements. We also assist and represent the developers of transport infrastructure projects in Land Court hearings.
Rail project: Ring Rail Line
Ring Rail Line is an orbital rail connection, which links the Vantaankoski rail line to the Main rail line in Hiekkaharju, Vantaa through the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
LandPro joined the Ring Rail Line project after the start of its construction in 2011. Getting involved in a large project was a trouble-free process and the acts of taking into possession were performed on schedule required by the construction works.
LandPro was responsible for the land acquisition tasks of the project on assignment by the Finnish Transport Agency (now Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency). Our tasks included the expropriations of railway areas in expropriation proceedings, agreements with land owners regarding e.g. project-induced damages to properties, real estate transactions for acquiring additional areas and representing the Finnish Transport Agency in Land Court hearings.
Railway traffic on the Ring Rail Line started in summer 2015 and land acquisition tasks were ultimately completed in spring 2019, when final expropriation proceedings regarding compensations for damages gained legal force.
Road project: Ring Road I in Keilaniemi and Laajalahti (Espoo)
LandPro has been involved in the Ring Road I project in Laajalahti since summer 2015, when the project was started by the preparations for taking into possession.
We assisted the Uusimaa ELY Centre, which was responsible for land acquisition, in the coordination of preparatory works for the road survey, planning of noise measurements, negotiations with land owners and preparation of rejoinders to the road survey.
Due to the project, expropriations included, for example, a long-lived service station with fuel distribution and parts of an office building located along the Ring Road I. The project is located in a densely built-up area and related interests were of great significance. For example, questions related to noise problems caused by construction works were under discussion during the project.
The road project has been completed and the so-called 2nd phase of the road survey is still upcoming, which includes e.g. potential disadvantages and damages caused by the project.
The project was implemented by the city of Espoo and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. Cooperation between different parties has been interesting and rewarding.
After the completion of the Keilaniemi section of the project, upgrading of the Ring Road I was continued in Laajalahti. On the Laajalahti section of the Ring Road I project LandPro is responsible for similar tasks as on the Keilaniemi section. Construction works are planned to be completed in summer 2021.
Photo: Transport Infrastructure Agency