Two local authorities, one business park
Another first is the partnership with the town of Achim. This is the first time that Bremen will be jointly developing a business park with a neighbouring authority in Lower Saxony. Starting in 2020, the new Achim-West business park is set to be developed on a 90-hectare plot near the Bremer Kreuz motorway junction. The development costs, the proceeds of sale and future tax revenues will all be shared. Both local authorities aim to invest around €140 million in the development by 2036.
The economy and the environment in harmony
The LUNE DELTA business park in Bremerhaven is a beacon project set for development next to the largest nature conservation area in the state of Bremen. The business park will be supplied with 100 per cent renewable energy, and from the outset LUNE DELTA will be planned and developed as an integral element of the Lune riverscape. All buildings and facilities will be connected to a local heating network fed by renewable sources. Other sustainability measures include the extensive use of green roofs, the minimisation of light emissions and end-to-end recycling. A nursery and daycare centre near to work and spaces for sport and recreation are also planned. “The Lune Delta offers a highly innovative environment for companies of all sizes that want to conduct their business sustainably and create attractive workplaces. We will establish the conditions to enable a broad range of sectors to benefit from each other and interact in an internationally competitive way,” says Vogt. Dr Maike Schaefer, the Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing of the Federal State of Bremen, adds: “We want Lune Delta to assume a pioneering role for the development of other business parks. Only by combining economic, environmental and social targets will we be able to master the challenges of climate change and increase our competitiveness even further.”
LUNE DELTA is set to be certified according to the standards of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The DGNB will be awarding the project a preliminary certificate at the 2019 Expo Real.