A new business park is to be built near the Scottish city of Aberdeen with thousands of square feet of office space included in the development plans.
The project achieved planning consents in November 2012 and Miller Developments has since exercised its option to acquire the earmarked 93 acres of land and revealed its intention to start work on what will be a 1.4 million sq ft mixed-use scheme.
On announcing its plans for the site, which is close to Aberdeen International Airport, Miller described the scheme as being among the largest new office and industrial building projects Scotland has seen for years.
The company expects the completed business park to have a value in the region of £400 million and to create close to 8,000 jobs over the course of the next ten years. Considerable infrastructure investment is to be made to ensure the business park is fully serviced and ready to be occupied immediately on completion.
“With superb accessibility, planning consents in place and our investment in the necessary infrastructure, we are confident this will be an exciting proposition for businesses looking for a new or expanded base in Aberdeen,” said David Milloy, joint managing director at Miller Developments.
“We have already had interest in the development from companies both within Aberdeen and abroad, and are confident of announcing our first deals with occupiers in the near future,” he said.
Aberdeen is now well established as a key destination within the context of the burgeoning Scottish energy industry. A similar mixed-use project near Aberdeen Airport called the ABZ Business Park is already well into the construction phase and with several office space occupancy deals signed.