Work starts on new Aberdeen office complex
Construction work has started on Aberdeen-based accountants Anderson Anderson Brown’s (AAB) new office complex, located on the Prime Four business park at Kingswells west of the Granite City.
The 45,000 square foot facility is being built to AAB’s specifications by park developers Drum Property Group.
It is expected to be operational in Spring 2016 and will have capacity for over 400 staff.
The new, L-shaped environmentally friendly 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, Senior Partner at AAB, said: “This is a very exciting moment for everyone at AAB, as we start to see our new building begin to take shape. Being based in these new, bespoke premises, and on such a great park 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.
It seemed fitting to ask Hazel Jamieson, our first ever employee at AAB who has completed 25 years’ service and her team colleague Hollie Tierney, who, at 18, is the youngest AAB staff member, to perform the ground-breaking at the site which is an important milestone for our firm.”
Stuart Oag, group finance director of Drum Property Group, developer of Prime Four, said: “It is always a defining moment to see construction start, and we are delighted that the AAB building is underway.
“AAB will be joining a vibrant and active community at Prime Four – with KingsWellies nursery now operational, following the hotel, health club, Starbucks, and other social and sporting activity now being delivered at the Fourcourt plaza at the heart of park, there is a real buzz around Prime Four.
“Despite the challenging market conditions currently facing the energy sector we continue to experience strong interest in Prime Four and will announce further new tenants in the future.”