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Münster-Gremmendorf „Loddenheide Business Park“

(North-Rhine Westphalia)

Conversion through public-private partnership

This area, close to the city centre, was opened to the surrounding residential neighbourhoods following its closure as a military base and redeveloped into a park-like and innovative industrial area as part of a public-private partnership.


kleine KappelleSource: Oliver Niermann, BBR

Through the disuse of the approx. 88 hectares, which had been a military airfield during the war and later served the British Rhine Army, the opportunity of developing an integrated industrial area arose. This was to create a connection from the western adjacent industrial areas to the surrounding residential neighbourhood and open the area for the inhabitants.

Project description

Blick auf einen angelegten TeichSource: Oliver Niermann, BBR

The industrial area was planned and realised by a public-private partnership involving the City of Münster, the Sparkasse Münsterland Ost bank and the Westdeutsche Immobilien Bank (West German Real Estate Bank). Also the Gewerbepark Münster Loddenheide GmbH (GML) was founded, which acquired the entire land area.

In addition to the innovative commercial usage, a connected park area was to be centrally integrated into the area in order to create an attractive environment for the companies and the surrounding neighbourhoods. This 'Friedenspark' (peace park), including a chapel, was ceremoniously opened by the Dalai Lama and symbolically stands for the future peaceful use of the area.

The industrial area is divided up into different sections. There are large-scale areas for industry and commerce. There are also areas for a trade and logistics centre with a rail connection next to the city harbour. With the motto 'Arbeiten am Park' (working at the park), smaller-scale and custom solutions were offered for service providers. Finally, the section 'Arbeitsstätten der Zukunft' (workplaces of the future) was set up with a focus on forward-thinking construction methods, and sustainable production processes and distribution systems.

Project chronology

1996Founding of the GML and acquisition of the area
1998Beginning of development, opening of the Friedenspark (peace park) by the Dalai Lama and sale of the first plots of land
2000Opening of the first businesses
2010End of the intended development period


Blick in den Gewerbepark mit Grünflächen und SkulturenSource: Oliver Niermann, BBR

  • Development of an integrated and innovative industrial area in a conversion area
  • Opening and use by local residents

Types of measures

Blick in den Gewerbepark mit Grünflächen Source: Oliver Niermann, BBR

  • Area redevelopment
  • Preparation of the areas
  • Open space planning / park landscaping
  • Consultation of interested parties within a public-private partnership


The innovation in this project is primarily the realisation through a public-private partnership. Also, care was taken that the building on this area close to the city was done using resources as economically as possible and that the buildings were integrated into the surroundings, i.e. to make the area attractive and publicly usable. An additional focus point was the innovative production and distribution concepts in the 'Arbeitsstätten der Zukunft' (workplaces of the future) area.


  • Wirtschaftsförderung Münster GmbH: „Zukunft in Münster, eine Chance für Unternehmen: Gewerbepark Loddenheide“ (Future in Münster, an opportunity for businesses: Loddenheide Business Park)

Further information

The projekt site ist to be found at postal code: 48155 - town: Münster - street: Willy-Brandt-Weg

Poject site on Google-Maps: Münster - Gewerbepark Loddenheide

Last update: 17.01.2018

Additional Information


  • Wirtschaftsförderung Münster GmbH, Mr Schewetzky, Tel. (0251) 6864231
  • Gewerbepark Münster Loddenheide-GmbH (development group of the public-private partnership)
  • City of Münster
  • Sparkasse Münsterland Ost Bank
  • Westdeutsche Immobilien Bank
  • File Engineering GmbH

Record inserted on 11.12.2006 by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) within the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR).

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