Green light for new Aberdeen office development

Aberdeen City Council has given planning permission for a new office at the Prime Four business park in Kingswells.

Chartered accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has taken a 15-year tenancy at the park, from spring 2016 and its purpose built office complex will have capacity for 400 employees.

The new, environmentally friendly building will be 45,000 square feet and construction will begin March 2015. The L-shaped corner building features a stunning glass atrium as its centrepiece, and will be located close to Prime Four’s social and amenity plaza, the Fourcourt.

Mike Brown, managing partner, said: “We are delighted that the planning application has been approved by the council. We are hugely excited about the new office building at Prime Four, which is going to be fabulous, and will provide our firm a fantastic platform for future growth.

“The firm has been in great locations in Aberdeen, starting at the well-known Carden Church before moving to 9 Queens Road, one of the best of offices in the West End. We have enjoyed our time here but the extraordinary growth which we have achieved over the years continues apace and this will be marked as we enter our 25th year in business as we move to the new, landmark office headquarters.”

Graeme Bone, group managing director of Drum Property Group, developer of Prime Four, said: “We are now looking forward to starting construction of the new HQ for AAB and welcoming them onto the park when the building is completed early next year.

“AAB will be joining a vibrant community at Prime Four – activity has increased significantly since the turn of the year, following the hotel, health club, Starbucks and other social and sporting amenities opening at the Fourcourt plaza at the heart of park.

“Despite the challenging market conditions currently facing the energy sector we continue to experience strong interest in Prime Four from major industry players and will announce further new tenants during the course of this year.”

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