Our goal is to be the preferred partner in the ecological transition. We achieve this by improving our carbon footprint and the environmental efficiency of our facilities and activities. By building and operating our neighbourhood in a resource-efficient way, we want to contribute to making the world a better place.

With Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, we want to create a forward-looking location that sets new sustainability standards. We are therefore implementing a wide range of measures to conserve resources, and not just during ongoing operations. Sustainability was already an important concern for us during the planning and construction phase of Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier.

Here is an overview of our measures:


Planing and Construction

  • All buildings in the Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier have been awarded the BREEAM Communities and BREEAM New Construction Excellent certificates. Some office buildings have also been certified with DGNB Gold. This means that they have been designed and built in a particularly sustainable way. For example, all building materials were tested by authorised experts before construction began. No tropical timber, solvent-based paints or toxic varnishes were used in the construction. We also had 20 per cent of the excavated soil removed by ship, which saved 8,000 lorry loads by the city. If you were to line up 8,000 lorries, this would be the equivalent of a traffic jam from Hamburg to Bremen.
  • Low-carbon type 3 B cement was used for the construction. This measure alone saved 23,800 tonnes of CO2. This is equivalent to more than 4,100 flights from Hamburg to Sydney and back. Further emissions were saved through the use of recycled steel.
  • The Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier was planted with bee- and bird-friendly trees and plants. To promote biodiversity, we are also working on a special project to protect green spaces and breeding grounds on the property.



  • We are committed to sustainable mobility in the neighbourhood, with a direct connection to the public transport network of the Hamburg Transport Association (hvv), various car and ridesharing services and, in future, one of the largest inner-city e-car charging networks. Around Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, you will also find more than 3,500 bicycle parking spaces as a contribution to Hamburg as a cycling city.
  • We avoid delivery traffic through digital logistics management and underground access routes.
  • We obtain 100 per cent of our electricity from renewable energy sources. In addition, all public areas of Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier use LED lighting exclusively.
  • We are working with various cooperation partners such as the Initiative Plastikfreie Stadt e.V. and the Vytal technology platform to avoid single-use packaging and introduce an innovative reusable system.