State Federal Republic of Germany
Regional (NUTS III) hierarchical level Free State of Thuringia
District level (LAU1) Ilm Kreis
Municipality (LAU2) Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Geratal
Connection to traffic network A 71, B 88, Erfurt airport (38 km)

Main factors of successful redevelopment process

  • General localization - located in Geraberg
  • Specific localization – located in commercial valuable area in city centre
  • Transport links – proximity to freeway A 71
  • Other factors - good infrastructure

Brief description of site and current use

The area was originally used for industrial production. After stop of production, the buildings got desolated. Therefore the demolishing of the original buildings was necessary. The site had central location and good infrastructure and it was an ideal opportunity for classical commercial development connected with creation of supermarkets and other shopping facilities.  

Original use – basic description

Original use Factory for thermometers
Area 5,2ha
Type of site Industrial site

Current state – basic description

Current use Commercial area, supermarket
% of built-up area ca. 90 %
State of Environment Decontaminated site
New use from 2008
Total costs 300.000 EUR (without cost for demolishing, additional expenses from contamination  of building waste)
Owner of site Edeka Handelsgesellschaft Hessenring mbH

Contact to stakeholders

Owner of site wholesaler
Local public administration Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Geratal
Investors participating at redevelopment Edeka
NGOs No NGOs involved

Source of information

GESA internal register of regenerated brownfields