SSEN plans £15m new office in Perth
Energy firm SSEN has submitted plans for a new £15 million office building on the outskirts of Perth.
The major electricity distribution and transmission network company submitted its proposals for the two-storey building at Inveralmond Industrial Estate to Perth & Kinross Council last week.
If approved, the new office would be located at the end of Ruthvenfield Way next to City Plumbing and Lewis Don vehicle repairs.
SSEN said the expansion plan is due to the “significant growth in electricity transmission planned across the north of Scotland”.
A spokesperson for SSEN said: “To support our future operations across the north of Scotland and significant growth plans – for context, we expect to invest around £4 billion from March 2021 to April 2026 and already have visibility of an additional £5bn of investment out to the early 2030s – this will see significant increase in headcount across our main sites, including Perth, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen.
“We’re also progressing plans for a new operational depot in Aberdeen and new warehouses in Dundee and Inverness, and have already taken over an entire floor vacated by OVO in our Glasgow office, as well as retaining our existing area.”