Your business and Blue Gate Antwerp: The perfect match?

Bringing your company to Blue Gate Antwerp is
an ecological commitment that offers economic
growth opportunities. These are embodied within
our establishment requirements. Find how they
pave the way to circular entrepreneurship.

Stronger together

Pooled innovation capacity

Pooled innovation capacity

 

 

Blue Gate Antwerp’s clear ‘what, who and how’ makes sure you are surrounded by like-minded businesses. The business park attracts among others  companies in cleantech, sustainable chemistry and logistics (‘who’) that are involved in distribution, logistics and R&D (‘what’) in a sustainable, green manner (‘how’).

We encourage collaborations between businesses and between businesses and academics. Such efforts pay off: joint research increases your innovation speed, complementary processes improve your efficiency and sustainability, and group purchases reduce your costs.

The park manager facilitates the contact between companies and brings entrepreneurs together to create new synergies. The park manager is also responsible for the organisation, management and maintenance of common facilities such as:

  • Sustainable mobility and cluster car parks
  • The Facility Point and Congress Point
  • Purchase of renewable energy and heat

All Blue Gate Antwerp businesses will be contributing to the costs of the park management. And they will also all be reaping its benefits.

Guidance to sustainability

Guided eco-effectiveness

Eco-effectiveness stands for efficiency gains through ecological efforts. A beautiful principle that you apply thanks to our advice and guidelines of Blue Gate Antwerp. Our sustainability vision is based on the 5 P’s from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.

Do we expect you to adhere to all best practices right away? No, but we will help you to take the right decisions to get there in due time. For example, we decided to go for carbon neutral energy and warmth.

The lots come with design principles and visual quality requirements. In the core zone, a building can only occupy 70% of the surface of its lot. In the peripheral zones, the upper limit is 50%. In return, you can build up to 9 storeys there. In both cases, the authoritative BREEAM standards guide the construction. The required ‘Excellent’ certificate guarantees the sustainability of your building.

Finally, we advise you on the creation of annual sustainability reports in accordance with the GRI standards and five-year development plans for your business. These documents turn your circular ambitions into something tangible and they set realistic timeframes.

Guided eco-effectiveness
Conquering Europe over water and land

Conquering Europe over water and land

Smart logistics & distribution

The unique location of the business park, along the river Scheldt and right next to the centre of Antwerp, offers everything you need for smart logistics. Consider multimodal city distribution, for example. A new loading and unloading dock facilitates water transport as much as possible.

The site is also situated at the heart of Europe. Are you exporting products abroad, do you work with an international network of dealers, or do you visit European fairs regularly? If so, you will have a lot to gain from Blue Gate Antwerp’s central location.

In addition to waterbound transport and European export, we also support multimodal commuting. Employees preferably use bikes or buses instead of cars. That is why we are building cycle paths and bike highways. Together with De Lijn, we are determining where to add new bus stops as well. And commuters who do need their cars will find centralised car parks on the site.

Take the first step now

Do you share our take on sustainable, circular entrepreneurship and innovation? Then get in touch for an introductory chat. This gives us a chance to go over the establishment requirements together. We’ll talk about how to best implement these terms and how they will benefit your organisation today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

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