Difference between greenfield and brownfield planning

Brownfield planning refers to the conversion or expansion of existing factories, while greenfield planning involves the construction of new factories on undeveloped land.

Differences between Brownfield and Greenfield planning:

DefinitionConversion or expansion
of existing factories.
New build factories on
undeveloped areas
Advantages– Cost savings thanks to existing infrastructure.
– Time savings compared to new construction.
– Sustainability through revitalization of existing buildings
– Freedom of design without restrictions.
– Future security through foresighted planning.
– Possibility of integrating sustainable technologies from the ground up.
Disadvantages– Unresolved responsibilities and legal uncertainties.
– Challenges in refurbishment and renovation
– High costs and time required to develop new infrastructure.
– Potential loss of biodiversity and environmental impact

The choice between brownfield planning and greenfield planning depends on various factors, such as costs, timeframe, sustainability aspects and site conditions.

Both approaches have their specific advantages and disadvantages, which should be taken into account when making a decision.

Contact us for an individual consultation to learn more about the differences and make the right choice for you.