Brownfield revitalisation strategy after remediation activities

Isw, the Institut for Structural Policy and Economic Development, is focusing its Pilot Action on the area of Halle-Ammendorf

  • Characteristics of the area:
    • Halle-Ammendorf (407 ha) is a former industrial site: lignite mining, chemical industry and mechanical engineering
    • Brownfields are all in private ownership
    • Of the 37 brownfields identified in the first step, 11 were finally selected for potential development

  • Main issues/problems:
    • Transition process after German unification: privatisation & closure of companies – many brownfields as left over
    • For many brownfields a lot of information is missing
    • Contact and cooperation with owners is at low level
    • There is little knowledge about the real barriers for development and what needs to be done for the redevelopment
    • Very little development area in the city – increasing demand from investor
    • No holistic concept for the development of area (industry/housing) 

  • Needs and Goals:
    City administration wants to promote revitalisation and improve the site marketability, considering environmental aspects (e.g. reduction of space utilisation, unsealing), categorisation of sites according to specific criteria, identification of positive and adverse determinants for site marketability

  • Pilot Action Activities:
    • Detailed analysis of selected brownfield areas in Halle
    • Concept for strategic area management in the City of Halle

  • Involvement of stakeholders:
    • Intensive cooperation with the city administration (Economic Promotion, Urban Planning, Environment),  Regional Agency for Brownfield Remediation, Regional Administration Agency (Responsible Environmental Authority), owners of the brownfields, civil society.