||Urban renewal of an Inner City derelict plant area as a green building shopping centre. An former enamelling plant from the 1920`s economic depression, became in the 60`s no longer economically viable. Various subsequently users accelerated the downfall of the inner city plant area. In 2010 a semi state development agency “the OFB“ a daughter company of the State Bank of Hessian, Germany, was asked to decontaminate the area and find a new economic live for the inner city site. Three quarters of the derelict pant area were demolished and an lime stone faced early 1920`s building was retained and became a listed building, to commemorate the industrial heritage. Therefore listed building funds were made available to help towards a new life cycle for the building. To prevent a further sprawling out of shopping centres at the outskirts of the city, it was decided to cater for the inner city shopping needs of the inhabitants in the inner city. The area is close to the railway station and linked to the inner city ring road for easy access. To foster all the possibilities for development, the client decided to get a certificated building of the German DGNB ““ Deutsche Gesellschaft Nachhaltiges Bauen “German Society for Sustainable Buildings “ a silver grade certificate.