Case Studies used in the HOMBRE Brownfield Opportunity Matrix

HOMBRE (Holistic Management of Brownfield Regeneration) was a major EU FP7 project which concluded in November 2014 (   One of its outputs is a simple design aid to help developers and others involved in brownfields to identify what services they can get from soft reuse interventions for their site, how these interact and what the initial default design considerations might be.    HOMBRE’s “Brownfield Opportunity Matrix” is a simple Excel based screening tool that essentially maps the services that might add value to a redevelopment project against the interventions that can deliver those services.  HOMBRE has produced a wide range of technical outputs and brownfields guidance right across the land-use and management cycles, which are freely available from and the Brownfield Navigator