Pooled innovation capacity
You will find yourself surrounded by like-minded companies that push each other’s growth. How? Think open innovation (through knowledge sharing), decreased costs (through collaborations) and increased circularity (through complementary processes).
You are actively supported in your sustainability efforts. Blue Gate Antwerp guides you towards a climate neutral infrastructure, the park management minimises the ecological footprint of the entire site, and we help you to close your production chain inside and outside the park.
Smart logistics and distribution
You get to perfectly align production and transport thanks to the unique location and layout of the site. Use the new loading and unloading dock for waterbound transport and quickly reach the whole of Europe from your centrally located base next to Antwerp.
“We gladly support a leading project such as Blue Gate Antwerp. It is the ideal location for BlueChem, an incubator for sustainable chemistry where we help ground-breaking innovations to develop into successful businesses.”
Managing Director Essenscia Vlaanderen and President of BlueChem plc
“At Blue Gate Antwerp as a business, you simply cannot stand still, thanks to the continuous impulses and opportunities around you.”
CCO Van Moer
“For Antwerp University, Blue Gate is the perfect location to elaborate the ecosystem of sustainable chemistry. Our Blue App project constitutes the bridge between the industry and the university. At Blue Gate, we collaborate with our partners on the valorisation of the research in sustainable chemistry.”
Prof. Silvia Lenaerts
Vicerector Valorisation & Development Sustainable Energy, Air and Water Technology, DuEL – Antwerp University
“Blue Gate will be the new standard in terms of effective use of space that continues to get more scarce. Innovative logistic buildings, a minimal impact on the environment and a maximisation of social values such as pleasant workplaces, smart distribution and the considerate usage and reuse of materials will be at the core of this project.”
Jo De Wolf
Chief Executive Officer Montea
18,7 ha now for sale
Invest in Blue Gate Antwerp
The total project area of Blue Gate Antwerp measures 63 hectares. Development is planned in 3 stages, with the current first stage comprising a surface of 18,8 ha mainly dedicated to sustainable chemistry and cleantech activities and 8,4 ha dedicated to logistics and distribution. We would be happy to advise you about your ideal location. Let’s start with what matters most to you: the proximity of the water, interactions with other R&D companies, or visibility from approach roads?
One lot consists of at least 5,000 m². Of course, it’s up to you whether you want to share a lot with another company or buy a bigger one. Good to know: the building code prescribes spacious unpaved areas on each plot. This code helps you to realise your ecological ambitions. At the same time, it ensures the green character of the entire site.
They are already into Blue Gate Antwerp!
BlueChem is an incubator for sustainable chemistry. With support from the authorities, the industry and knowledge centres, BlueChem is offering 3,375 m² of workspace to innovative projects and start-ups. The incubator also advises companies that want to launch a product or scale up a service.
Blue_App is an open innovation platform of the University of Antwerp. The hub connects academics and industry. It will, for example, collaborate closely with the BlueChem start-ups. Sustainable chemistry again is at the centre of attention, but is approached from a multidisciplinary angle.
Montea is an expert in logistics real estate. It invests in and develops warehouses and distribution centres. The company designed its own sustainability and social responsibility quality label. Eco-efficient construction and property management are part of Montea’s DNA.
Van Moer is a logistics service provider with over 1,000 employees at 20 sites. The group offers storage, transport and distribution services. Throughout all of its activities, the core values integrity and responsibility are constantly monitored. Environment is unconditional taken into account.
How to jump on board
Your company belongs at Blue Gate Antwerp? Want to make sure not to miss the boat? That’s the spirit! Get in touch with us as soon as possible. Together, we will take a closer look at the benefits the lots and our support have to offer. Also included: straightforward answers to any questions you might have