Brownfield Development From Above


Revitalizing brownfield sites is a sustainable, resource-saving way to develop logistics facilities in ideal locations. In Germany, we are active in brownfield development:

  • On a 16-hectare site in Dortmund—part of the former Westfalenhütte factory premises—we are developing a logistics park of around 90,000 square meters with three buildings.
  • In Cologne-Niehl, we acquired a 100,000 square meter site and are building a modern logistics park of approximately 60,000 square meters.
  • In 2019, we finished revitalizing a brownfield site in Pulheim with a logistics facility that covers approximately 26,000 square meters.


Our Experts about the Project in Dortmund


Philipp Feige, vice president, Head of Capital Deployment, Prologis, and Jürgen Welbers, CEO, Mull und Partner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, talk about the brownfield development Prologis plans on the site of the former Westfalenhütte in Dortmund.

Prologis Park Dortmund

Dortmund: Successful Structural Change

Chimneys, steel and coal: The brownfield sites left behind by the iron and steel industries are ideal for brownfield development. In Dortmund, one of our core markets, Prologis acquired 16 hectares at the former premises for Westfalenhütte, where we are planning a roughly 90,000 square meter logistics park with three logistics facilities, our largest brownfield development in Germany to date. With optimal transport connections, the site is well suited for e-commerce companies. By revitalizing the land, Prologis is making a sustainable contribution to the city and helping create new jobs.

Prologis Park Pulheim, Germany

Pulheim: A Top-Class Location and Excellent Infrastructure

Prologis purchased a brownfield site in Pulheim, Germany, an ideal location in the Cologne metropolitan area that will be exceptionally attractive to logistics service providers because of access to the A1 autobahn and proximity to Belgium and the Netherlands. Formerly used by an industrial enterprise, the land was fully sealed with cement, making revitalization complex. By building a modern logistics park of approximately 26,000 square meters and creating jobs, Prologis offers the region a promising outlook.

Prologis Park Cologne-Niehl

Cologne-Niehl: A Logistics Hub with Optimal Transport Connections

Space is scarce in Cologne, Germany. The excellent location—with consumers, a booming economy and outstanding infrastructure—has made this metropolis on the Rhine an exceptionally sought-after area for logistics companies. We acquired land on the former site of a refinery in the district of Niehl. Working with the city of Cologne, Prologis implemented numerous wildlife conservation measures by preparing alternative habitats and resettling species. We are planning a modern logistics park of approximately 60,000 square meters on 100,000 square meters of undeveloped land.

Prologis Park Moissy

Moissy: Recycling to Build a New Facility

South of Paris, Prologis acquired land from the car manufacturer Groupe PSA. Originally used as a spare parts warehouse, we removed the majority of the building, creating room for high-quality logistics facilities. We recycled concrete, metal and other materials or found ways to use them in the new buildings. The challenge was to preserve the infrastructure and the trees. Additionally, the development required a rainwater drainage system to minimize impact on the public sewer system. Over 240,000 square meters in size, the logistics park is close to Paris and located in the middle of a convenient three-leg motorway interchange.

Bird's-Eye View Prologis Fokker Logistics Park

Prologis Fokker Logistics Park: Maximizing Proximity to the Airport

Development of Prologis Fokker Logistics Park at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport required extensive work to the property, which had previously been used by an aircraft manufacturer. The result, after many years of revitalization, is now the largest private airport-connected logistics park in Europe with the highest safety standards.