State Germany
Regional (NUTS III) hierarchical level Free State of Thuringia
District level (LAU1) Landkreis Nordhausen
Municipality (LAU2) City of Nordhausen
Connection to traffic network Freeway A 38 (Göttingen – Leipzig, 5 km)
B 4 (Bad Harzburg – Erfurt)
Airport Erfurt 75 km

Main factors of successful redevelopment process

  • General localization - located in city Nordhausen 
  • Specific localization – located in the city centre of Nordhausen surrounded by residential and commercial areas
  • Transport links – proximity to freeway A 38

Brief description of site and current use

Industrial production on site was ended in 1992. Industrial plant was formerly used for administration and manufacturing process (including electroplating and chemical degreasing using trichloroethene). In 2004 the building got demolished. The water proof concrete tanking remained in the ground, base-plate perforated, filled with clean soil, site covered with gravel. According to technical analysis and reports no danger and negative impacts for the environment. The site is currently used as a parking area, but could also be used for commercial or residential purposes in future.

Original use – basic description

Original use Factory for electronical equipment
% of built-up area More than 80 %
Area 2.989 m²
Type of site Industrial site

Current state – basic description

Current use parking place
% of built-up area 80%
State of Environment Building area / City centre
New use from 2005
Total costs ca. 720.000 €
Owner of site City of Nordhausen

Contact to stakeholders

Owner of site Stadt Nordhausen
Markt 1
99734 Nordhausen
Local public administration Landratsamt Nordhausen
Grimmelallee 23
99734 Nordhausen
Investors participating at redevelopment None
NGOs No NGOs involved

Source of information

GESA internal register of regenerated brownfields