| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

You are hereHouse for Dance / Access and loading routes

Changes to the access, loading and traffic arrangements affecting Cable Factory tenants and visitors will be updated here.

Pedestrians and cyclists

Covered pathway (width and height approx. 3 metres) leads to the Cable Factory courtyard and it is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. The Cable Factory gateway on Tallberginkatu will be open to pedestrians and cyclists as usual.

Please note: The pedestrian and bike path between KOY Itämerenkatu 34 and the construction site is closed during weeks 7-14.

Disabled access to the inner courtyard of Cable Factory is possible from Tammasaarenkatu in front of the Cable Factory Museums entrance (G entrance on the map). Wheelchair accessible taxis can stop and leave their customers at the museums.

In summer 2020, the construction site will be expanded to cover the Cable Factory inner courtyard, which will be covered to create the new lobby. The covered pathway will be removed and there will be no pedestrian or bicycle access from this direction until construction is completed. Pedestrians and cyclists will be directed to the gateway on Tallberginkatu or the entrance of the restaurant Hima & Sali (entrance K on the map) on Tammasaarenlaituri.

Download pedetrian and bike paths (pdf)

Motor vehicle traffic

When construction begins in October 2019, all motor vehicle traffic will be moved to the outer rim of the Cable Factory. The streets surrounding the Cable Factory (Tammasaarenkatu, Tammasaarenlaituri and Tallberginkatu) will remain open to traffic throughout the construction phase.

Passenger cars, taxis, vans and small lorries (max. height 4.5 metres, max. width 4 metres) may be driven into the courtyard through the gateway. Large trucks with trailers may not enter the inner yard

Parents dropping off their children for leisure activities etc. are requested to use the area around the gateway on Tallberginkatu as a drop-off and pick-up zone.

The gateway is the Cable Factory’s emergency exit.

Loading routes

Loading routes for Cable Factory tenants:

The D / E / F loading dock on Tammasaarenkatu serves the entire building via the basement and floors 3, 4 and 5. This is the shortest loading route for tenants in staircases D, E and F. This loading dock is suitable for large trucks.

The C / D freight lift, at the western end of Tammasaarenkatu, provides access to basement C. The freight lift serves the entire building via the basement. The large freight lift in C block, which provides access to the top floors, is accessed via the basement. This is the shortest loading route for tenants in staircases C and D. This loading route is suitable for large trucks.

The A / B / C loading dock near the gateway on Tallberginkatu provides access to the B freight lift and to the entire building. This loading dock is only recommended for large trucks as the loading route goes through the lobby of the Valssaamo event space. Other vehicles are requested to use the B block lift via the courtyard. The loading dock serves tenants in staircases A, B and C.

The hall in Valssaamo serves as a foyer before and during Zodiak’s performances. It’s good to reduce traffic through the lobby one hour prior to performances.

Passenger and freight lifts are also in use at the entrances. When transporting goods via the courtyard, please note the two speed bumps at the gateway. They will remain in place to ensure safety.

Loading routes for Cable Factory's event customers:

The main loading docks for Merikaapelihalli event space are the M5 ramp on Tammasaarenkatu and the M1 ramp on Tammasaarenlaituri.

The Puristamo loading dock on Tallberginkatu will serve users of the Puristamo event space.

Download loading routes (pdf)

Construction site traffic routes

Download construction site traffic routes (pdf)


Eight parking spaces for short-term parking will remain in the Cable Factory courtyard until summer 2020. Parking charges will apply around the clock. The two disabled parking spaces in the courtyard will remain in use throughout the construction phase. The diagonal parking spaces will be converted to straight ones to make parking easier. Read more about parking at the Cable Factory.