A VISION PUT INTO PRACTICE
gate.ruhr is a unique opportunity: for companies with commitment, the economy and the people in the region.
Investors receive access to a modern industrial and business estate that has been planned with foresight. Located in the heart of Europe, gate.ruhr opens the gateway to the Ruhr region and to important European economic areas. With its connection to the closely meshed motorway, rail and canal network, gate.ruhr offers the best prospects, especially for internationally active companies.
The transformation of the more than 90-hectare former mining site into a promising business location secures work and employment for the people in the city and the region – just as mining did for more than a hundred years before…
With the revitalisation of the former mining site, the city of Marl and RAG Aktiengesellschaft are providing a sustainable impulse for the regional economy and supporting structural change in the region with their commitment to the development of the mine site. Together, the city and the company are creating new life at an old colliery.
In developing gate.ruhr, we also keep a careful eye on the aspects relevant to local residents. We see broad acceptance for gate.ruhr in the neighbourhood and the public as an important building stone for the success of our project.
On this website we will keep you up to date on gate.ruhr and invite you to accompany us on our way into the future. You too can be part of our gate.ruhr vision!
Werner Arndt Michael Kalthoff
Lord Mayor CEO
City of Marl RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH
„It is in the interest of the NRW government to develop the site further“, Prof Dr Andreas Pinkwart, North Rhine-Westphalian Minister for Economic Affairs, declared after visiting the former coal mining pit Auguste Victoria 3/7 in Marl. Within the coming years, the business and industrial project „gate.ruhr“ will be developed here with supra-regional circulation.
„AV 3/7“ – which stands for Auguste Victoria 3/7 – becomes gate.ruhr: The development of the new Victoria is progressing big forward steps. The structural plan has already finalised, as well as an innovative concept to restore the area, where the Northern sector of the former coal mining site will be developed into an industrial and business location at record speed. The site is attracting a lot of interest amongst potential investors: „We get a lot of inquiries at the moment“, says Marl’s Lord Mayor, Werner Arndt. „Which is why we are keeping to our ambitious schedule and are beginning the development in the Northern part of the site.“
On May 17, 2017 approximately 60 visitors explored the site of the former coal mine called Auguste Victoria 3/7, under expert guidance. The excursion led the participants not only in the steps of the past but also showed them a path to the future: Dr Manfred Gehrke, city council Marl, and Volker Duddek, RAG Montan Immobilien, gave the guests a look at the plans for the former coal mine site, where the industrial and business location called gate.ruhr is planned to be developed.