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Brownfield development

Brownfield developments are previously developed lands or premises, but have subsequently become vacant, derelict or contaminated. They typically require preparatory regenerative work - such as land sanitation or other forms of human intervention - before any new development is possible.

Due to the increasing urbanisation, demand for logistics spaces in prime locations near city centres is on the rise. Instead of using greenfields, which are still undeveloped locations, we commit to developing only brownfield land because it heavily reduces the impact on the environment.

From good to great... we do more

  • Restoring or improving the ecological value of the sites by protecting biodiversity and revitalising the surroundings
  • Offsetting carbon emissions linked to the construction of the building by planting one tree per ground surface sqm of the building
  • In case of a remaining greenfield development, we will offset our impact on the environment by investing €1 per sqm land in an organisation that protects and preserves the local fauna and flora. 

Goodman expertise in brownfield development

  • Protection of the neighbourhood during the depollution and construction phases
  • Asbestos and soil contamination management
  • Compliance with acoustic restrictions
  • Detection of suspected explosive devices
  • Demolition of old buildings
  • Taking care of biodiversity and ecological restoration of the surroundings
  • Reorganisation of the site with access relocation, new roads and connections.

What's the impact on sustainability?

  • Brownfield developments minimise land consumption
  • Brownfields conserve resources –  no seal of new soil
  • Developing brownfields heavily reduces the impact on the environment.

Brownfield development goal

Over the last five years, more than 50% of our developments in Europe have been brownfield developments. Our goal is to have 100% of our developments on a brownfield by 2023. Revitalizing brownfields is increasingly the only option to develop logistics facilities in strategic locations.