Market consultation for NextGen District

Monday 19 10 2020

Port of Antwerp is launching a market consultation to find investors for the new ‘NextGen District’. The project includes ‘NextGen Demo’, a testing ground for start-ups, the ‘NextGen Park’, a chemical park aimed at industrial players, and ‘NextGen Lots’, a few stand-alone lots.

The former 88ha General Motors site will thus be given a new sustainable purpose. “The goal is for NextGen District to become a hub for innovation and cross-fertilisation in the circular economy, giving a boost to the new generation,” says Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Port of Antwerp. The market consultation was launched on 5 October 2020. Port of Antwerp is specifically targeting applicants focusing on the circular economy to realise NextGen District's sustainable ambitions.



Port of Antwerp continues to play a pioneering role in the switch to a climate-neutral port. In order to run the site as sustainably and efficiently as possible, we organise a number of services and facilities collectively. NextGen District fits in the vision on circular economy of Port of Antwerp. Watch the video for Virtual EPCA (European Petrochemical Association) where CEO Jacques Vandermeiren explains our long term vision and also puts other projects in the spotlight.