Estonia: Tallinna Sadam planning to build public pools near Old City Harbor

  • 2020-08-17
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Listed Estonian port company Tallinna Sadam has initiated a detailed spatial plan to build public swimming pools in the sea near Voori Street near the Old City Harbor, the news portal of public broadcaster ERR reported on Monday. 

Piret Uts, the real estate business manager of Tallinna Sadam, told ERR there are plans to build a completely new area in the redeveloped area, with apartment buildings, office buildings and entertainment facilities.

"The plan is to bring the city to the port, to transform the former port area into an attractive center and to define the area necessary for port activities," Uts said according to the English-language news portal of ERR.

The landowner is Tallinna Sadam, who would grant the right of superficies to interested entrepreneurs or the city in the future. 

According to Uts, there are also plans to build swimming pools in the port, but an environmental impact assessment should be carried out separately.

Exactly how the pools will be built or their design has not been decided, Uts said, adding that inspiration for the construction of the pools has come also from Helsinki.

According to the preliminary plan, the pools would be located in the immediate vicinity of the cruise ship quays of the harbor.