Designing SIA - Retrofitting
Many existing industrial areas which have been established years ago were planned and implemented without any sustainability considerations. Some of them developed organically without a proper planning at all. Old industrial areas are often too densely constructed without an adequate infrastructure and sufficient open green spaces. They have no proper or only an inappropriate sewage and waste collection system, and no facilities for wastewater treatment. The electricity lines are too weak to cater for more, and more workshops and production sites and public transport in the area are insufficient for a growing number of workers and employees. The results are environmental pollution, bad working and living conditions and growing conflicts with neighbouring communities.