The future in mind

Blue Gate Antwerp is the first eco-effective, water-bound business park in Belgium. Claim your place and innovate together with like-minded sustainable enterprises.

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Breeding ground for growth companies

Petroleum South was once the very heart of the Antwerp petroleum industry. Today, the site has been cleaned up and it is ready for a new chapter: Blue Gate Antwerp, a leading public-private project that takes the future into its own hands. The climate neutral business park is reserved for innovative companies with a well-defined ambition: linear growth through circular operations.

Together with like-minded businesses they will activate circular flows at the micro and macro levels. This delivers cost efficient collaborations both on and off site. Businesses locating here are committed to the eco-effective industry, in which they will produce the same qualitative end product while reducing the use of raw materials.

This project will create between 2,000 and 3,000 new jobs. In addition, local residents will enjoy an upgrade of the public space, with healthy green zones and special attention to the historical heritage of the area.

Innovation hotspot

Innovation hotspot

The site is located just next to Antwerp, right in the economic heart of Europe. And it holds unique opportunities in terms of logistics and accessibility. You reach the park by water, public transport and the road network.

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The total project area of Blue Gate Antwerp measures 63 hectares. The development is planned in 3 stages. 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 or production companies, or visibility from approach roads?

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Milestones

 
May
2021

View the Leigracht sanitation process here

The sanitation of the Leigracht is in progress. The Leigracht indicates the border of the Hobokense Polder, and makes the transition to the site of Blue Gate Antwerp. Parallel with the Leigracht, there will be a bicycle highway and a pedestrian path, which makes a nice view for bikers and pedestrians. Next to the esthetical plus, the Leigracht has an important practical function: it buffers water, irrigates the surplus of water to the neighboring parallel canal and the wadis and supports the biodiversity in this area.

 
May
2021

First new CityHub of DHL Express at Antwerp

10/03/2021 – DHL opens its new CityHub for the Antwerp region at Blue Gate Antwerp. This city distribution centre will collect and deliver an average of 50.000 parcels each week in the city and suburbs. From now on, the city centre will only be supplied by ecological, electric vehicles. At full strength, the new CityHub will employ 125 people.

Official opening DHL Express at Blue Gate Antwerp
 
August
2020

BGADs 1st CSR report

The first CSR report for a business park in Belgium! It translates our transparency and triggers better policies. Let it empower future businesses to make the same decisions: define ambitions and measure impact on our society and environment. Let us shift towards a more sustainable future.

Check out our report here and learn what we’re doing to generate a positive impact on the Sustainable Development Goals.

 
July
2020

The works at BlueApp started

BlueApp

The works have begun. Here will rise the building of BlueApp, a pre-incubator where companies and researchers will work on sustainable solutions for the chemistry sector. BlueApp will be located just next to BlueChem. The structural works, directed by projectmanager Bopro, will start in August.

 
December
2019

Welcome DHL Express !

DHL Express

For the Antwerp Region, DHL Express chooses to install the CityHub on Blue Gate Antwerp. Within cycling distance from the city center, this is the ideal location to transport goods with a Cubicycle, an electric cargobike. The last mile is in this way covered by a clean alternative, and DHL is one step closer to the ambition to hit 70% of the first and last mile without any CO2 emission. The company wants to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more

 
July
2019

Bridge over the corridor is finished


The first part of the 15 ha green corridor – which connects the Hobokense Polder and New South – is ready. The greenery in the corridor will be created and maintained in accordance with the Hobokense Polder. The bridge, whiwh seamlessly blends into the landscape thanks to the wooden cladding, was built mainly to avoid hindering the migration of the fauna in the corridor.

 
June
2019

Strategic partners for BlueChem



Spring next year, BlueChem will open its doors on the circular business parc Blue Gate Antwerp.
BlueChem – incubator for sustainable chemistry – was happy to gather under a bright blue sky her strategic partners BNP Paribas Fortis, Deloitte, Laga Law Firm and Port of Antwerp.

 
November
2018

BLUE GATE ANTWERP is SDG Pioneer!


During the 5th anniversary festivity of CIFAL Flanders on the 19th of November Blue Gate Antwerp received the ultimate UN certificate. The integration of the SDG goals on this site during the design, the development as well as the operational phase is a must to all parties involved. The entire Blue Gate Antwerp team is proud of this acknowledgement.

 
September
2018

A new chapter for IKO


On the 12th of September 2018, the first shovel of soil was turned, symbol of a new chapter for IKO. IKO is leading producer of roofing materials, waterproofing and insulation solutions. IKO Antwerp is one of the most important production sites of the worldwide IKO group. Now, as part of Blue Gate Antwerp, they will invest in sustainability and innovation with a clear long term vision. 

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DEC

DEME Environmental Contractors (DEC) is an international environmental contractor. DEC is an expert in soil remediation, waterworks and the redevelopment of brownfield sites.

 
Bopro

Bopro is an international real estate developer and service provider. It is specialised in building projects, property management and sustainability consultancy.

 
AG Vespa

The city of Antwerp is involved in the partnership from the outset through its autonomous municipal corporation for real estate and city projects (AG Vespa).

 
PMV

The Flemish Government is investing in the clean-up and redevelopment of the former Petroleum South site with its ‘do and dare company’ PMV.

Supported by

 
Stad Antwerpen
 
Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen
 
Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling
 
Vlaanderen
 
Vlaamse Waterweg