Units near completion at business park in Aberdeen

Starter units at Aberdeen City South
Starter units at Aberdeen City South

A total of 19 business units are nearing completion at Dandara’s City South office park in Aberdeen.

FG Burnett and CBRE are marketing them for sale at £200,000 per unit, while lets will also be considered.

Graeme Nisbet, director at FG Burnett, said the site was poised to become a signifcant hub of business activity on the south side of the Granite City.

“The AWPR (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) is a massive selling point,” he said, adding: “Occupiers are also likely to benefit from small business rates relief.”

Mr Nisbet said there was “healthy interest” in the units, with two of them already under offer.

As well as the prospect of some occupiers qualifying for up to 100% relief in business rates under the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme, firms taking up residence in one of the new units at City South will benefit from having their land and buildings transactions tax paid.

First occupancy for the units, which are being marketed as “suitable for a vairiety of uses” and range in size from 1,250sq ft, is expected early in 2019.

The business park – already home to drilling contractor KCA Deutag and accountancy and business advice firm Acumen – could, subject to planning consent, eventually have its own filling station and retail facilities.

City South lies next to the A90 Aberdeen-Dundee road at Portlethen and is close to the new bypass.

Property company Dandara unveiled ambitious plans for the development in 2013.

It is developing the office buildings on a speculative basis to satisfy anticipated strong market demand.

KCA Deutag moved into the business park in 2016, consolidating its two offices in Altens by moving to the City South development five miles south of Europe’s energy capital.

Acumen relocated from elsewhere in the area after signing up for nearly 8,400sq ft new office accommodation in premises next to KCA Deutag.