Recuperation of concrete granulate

28 Mar 2022

Sustainability is a priority at Heylen Warehouses – it is our routine rather than a trend.

Efficient use of land is one of our focal points for a more sustainable future. When developing greenfield sites, for example, we always strive to adopt our campus model and make double use of the area of land in question. We also believe that we should compensate for our use of free land when developing these greenfield sites. That’s why we make as much effort as possible to redevelop existing outdated company buildings or sites – the so-called brownfield developments.

We’re currently redeveloping one of these brownfield sites in Puttershoek on the island Hoeksche Waard, where a sustainable logistics business campus called SHIPP 21 will soon be built on the former Cosun Beet Company site.

Recuperation of concrete granulate

When the old sugar factory buildings were demolished, we went in search of a new way to use the broken-down concrete. We ultimately converted the mineral building material into recycled granulate in a crushing plant, and therefore made the ‘wrong’ kind of concrete circular again: the recycled granulate will be used for the foundations of the access roads and buildings on the future logistics campus.

A new business campus and logistics hotspot close to the Port of Rotterdam


As a sustainable and progressive business park, SHIPP 21 will accommodate small and medium-sized local, national and international companies working in logistics and transport, e-commerce, cold and freezer storage, manufacturing, and maritime supplies and maintenance. In short: SHIPP 21 will be a business site brimming with diversity. The range of different types of buildings and configurations, both small and large, will support this industrial transition.

You can find more information about this project at

We have very extensive sustainability ambitions, and we’re continuing our efforts to grow in a sustainable way. We believe this is our duty as an impact organisation. This is part of our corporate social responsibility, which is very firmly embedded in our company DNA. You will soon be able to read more about this in our extensive CSR report.

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