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Lehto to build Zemppi sports centre and a hotel in Kempele


Construction company Rakennusliike Lehto Oy, part of the Lehto Group, will begin the construction of a sports centre and a hotel in Kempele. Sports centre Zemppi is centrally located in the immediate vicinity of the Zeppelin shopping centre. Lehto and the municipality of Kempele began planning the sports centre in the spring of 2015 and construction work will begin in May 2016.

The sports centre of approximately 8,100 m2 will house two floorball courts, six volleyball/badminton courts, two basketball courts, a gym, a bowling alley, restaurants, wellbeing services and 54 hotel rooms. The bowling alley will have 10 lanes and cabinet facilities with saunas.

The construction of the multifunctional Zemppi centre will be completed by the end of 2016. Its modern and versatile sports facilities will serve the needs of local school sports and provide the citizens of Kempele and its surrounding areas with excellent, low-threshold sports and recreational opportunities.

A sports centre represents a significant improvement to local services and a positive addition to the streetscape of Kempele from the viewpoint of local citizens and tourists as well as the future tenants of Zemppi.

Further information:
Petri Korva, tel. +358 500 683 168 (
Martti Jokelainen, tel. +358 40 840 2300 (

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