Sir Robert McAlpine wins £65m Aberdeen Silver Fin office contract

The-Silver-Fin-1Construction work for the £65 million Silver Fin project in Aberdeen is to start “imminently” after the award of the contract to Sir Robert McAlpine.

The 132,000 sq ft Union Street development will include a new Scottish granite façade onto Union Street and a glass and granite tower element featuring views across the city.

The “Silver Fin” branding relates to a number of vertical aluminium fins, which will clad all elevations of the tower element to catch the light for all to see and instantly recognise.

It’s the latest step in moves to transform the appearance of Aberdeen’s main throughfare.

Demolition of the site began in late 2014, with the project and the building due for completion in March 2017.

The building will be 13 storeys high, with four car parking floors and nine occupied floors and will sit alongside the new Capitol office development.

At ground floor level, the Silver Fin Building will offer a business lounge – designed for informal meeting facilities for occupiers and guests - and a four-storey atrium within the building’s reception area. The development will also offer 140 secure underground car parking spaces, 19 motorcycle spaces and 56 cycle spaces.

FG Burnett and CBRE, who act on behalf of the developer Titan Investors, believe the project will provide state-of-the-art office space in Aberdeen.

Jonathan Nesbitt, director at FG Burnett Aberdeen said: “This is a hugely exciting development for the city.

“It is a testament to the inherent strength of the Aberdeen market that such a level of institutional investment has been committed.

“We are delighted that building work is about to begin on site and that, so far, each planned phase of the project has been on track.

“The Silver Fin Building is set to re-invigorate the city’s West End and is the most high profile commercial development in Aberdeen.”

CBRE Aberdeen managing director, Derren McRae, added: “Not only will The Silver Fin Building change the face of the west end of Union Street and is set to be the city’s finest office building, but is also expected to stimulate increased investment in retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors in the vicinity of the development.”

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