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PRESS RELEASE: HOMES FOR 176 FAMILIES! The construction of the Väike Taani (Little Denmark) residential area in Viimsi has begun

The residential development company Avalon will create a unique living environment for 176 families in Viimsi, Äigrumäe, who can all have a say in designing their home. The first major steps have been taken in the development of the small residential area named Väike Taani, and construction work has also begun.

As of March, all necessary building permits have been obtained and a road construction contract has been signed for the construction of an access road to be completed in August. In parallel with these activities, the design of buildings and infrastructure is also underway, with plans to be completed in the spring. Building permits for the first buildings are also being applied for to begin building the foundation as early as the autumn. ‘Although the situation is difficult on many fronts at the moment, everything has gone in accordance with the plan. Excavation work is not yet underway, but the preparations have begun,’ commented Ahti Kiili, CEO of Avalon.

In December, the Väike Taani residential area was still in the project phase and houses were pre-sold. Now, however, the registration of public interest on the landing page has also started and the sales materials have been completed. ‘I am very happy to see how interested the future homeowners are in the project. We hope that interest will stay high during the construction work,‘ said Kiili.

The development of the Väike Taani residential area differs from the others in terms of its innovative concept and, according to the CEO of the company, will hopefully be the basis for new standards. While many developers have practised standard solutions so far, Avalon believes that a person’s home is a reflection of themselves and that the developer cannot decide everything for the homeowner. ‘The development sector is changing rapidly and companies must keep pace and be flexible in order to operate effectively. We want future homeowners to have the opportunity to participate in the process, because just as people are different, so are their needs and preferences when choosing a place to live,’ said Kiili.

The new residential area will consist of 101 private houses, 29 terraced houses, 46 apartments, a kindergarten, sports and recreation areas, and everything else that a family needs. The first buildings will be completed in the summer of 2023. The residential area is well suited for people who like to be close to the city, but want to live in a somewhat quieter area. The residential area on the city border offers the opportunity to live in the middle of nature, and the health trails of Soosepa bog and Pirita are only a few kilometres away from the residential area. The area to be developed will also have convenient public transport connection.

The authors of the architectural solution of the buildings are Signe Kits, Martin Lepplaan, Märt Maripuu, Ove Oot, and Silver Soe from the Apex Project Bureau.

Avalon has been enriching the cityscape and improving the quality of life since 2016. Today, more than 500 new homes are being developed in addition to the previously completed houses. You can read more about our work and people here:

Illustrative photos (author: Apex AB):äike_Taani

Further information:

Merli Rikolas

AvalonEstates OÜ development project manager

+372 53 496 727

PRESS RELEASE: Just a few months left to wait! Maardu Prisma celebrated installation of the rafters

Today, Maardu celebrated installation of the rafters of the Prisma family market which is being constructed. According to the developer Capital Mill, the construction works which began in the beginning of August have been successful and the people of Maardu will be able to check out the long-awaited new store as soon as this summer.  

‘A lot has been done, but there is still some construction work left to do. Indoor works are currently being performed in the building, the box of the building is ready and the floors have been cast,’ said Silver Neemelo, construction manager of Capital Mill to describe the current situation of the building. According to Neemelo, the people of the town are eagerly waiting the opening of the new store. ‘The new store will be in a very good location in the heart of the town and will be conveniently accessible on foot as well as by car,’ he said. 

The building, which will cost almost €4.5 million, has been designed as an A-energy-class building which only uses LED lights and where the residual heat from the technical building systems will be redirected into heating the building. The cooling of the store will be CO2-based in order to avoid harmful gases emission, and there will also be an electric car charging station next to the Prisma store. ‘We are also applying for the LEED certificate for the building. It is granted to buildings which are built in an environment-friendly manner and this is what we are striving for,’ added Neemelo.  

The two-storey Maardu Prisma store is located at 43 Keemikute tee and there are several families living in the immediate vicinity, thus, completion of the construction works is good news for the locals. ‘A new shopping centre in Maardu is very welcome as it will create a certain competition between the existing centres, diversify the selection of goods, and offer new possibilities of enjoyable shopping for local residents. The arrival of Prisma in Maardu is also a sign of the determined development of the town,’ said Vladimir Arhipov, Mayor of Maardu. 

In addition to the benefits arising from the new family market, twenty-five new jobs will also be created in Maardu. According to Prisma, the job ads have already been posted to be ready for the summer in a good time. ‘The recruitment process is ongoing and some of the positions have already been filled,’ stated Teemu Kilpiä, country director at Prima Peremarket in Estonia, who said that the company is welcoming the locals to apply. 

Maardu Prisma will be a modern supermarket-type store which is mainly focussed on everyday food products and necessities. ‘We are very happy to be able to bring to the customers in Maardu our permanently affordable offers by opening the store. The new store will include a Food Market area with a wide selection of meat and fish, as well as fresh ready-made products. There will be salad and coffee counters, a juice press for fresh juice, and a Fazer bakery. Naturally, there will also be self-service scanners’, added Kilpiä. The wishes of the locals will be taken into consideration in shaping the selection of the Maardu store. Anyone can express their wishes on the website of Prisma.  

The surface area of the plot of the constructed store is 8,353 m2, including 2,346 m2 of rental premises. The architectural design of the building was drawn up by Arhitekt Tarbe OÜ.  

Capital Mill is a company established in 2008 which is focussed on investment in business buildings in the Baltic states. The total value of the investments made in the years of operation of the company amounts to almost 400 million euros.

Prisma Peremarket AS has been operating in Estonia since 2000. The chain has eleven stores in Estonia which, along with the support unit, employ nearly 900 people. Prisma is a store chain of the widest selection and most affordable basket in Estonia; ePrisma is an online store with the widest selection. Prisma Peremarket is included in the S-Grupp retailing group which is operating in the Finnish, Estonian, and Russian markets. 


Photos from the rafter party (author Karli Saul):

Further information:

Silver Neemelo

Capital Mill OÜ

+372 5343 5040