Savills and Knight Frank appointed as joint agents for Aberdeen’s largest innovative office project

LaSalle Investment Management has appointed Savills and Knight Frank to jointly market one of Aberdeen’s largest and most ambitious office projects.

Savills and Knight Frank appointed as joint agents for Aberdeen’s largest innovative office project

Dan Smith, Savills and Matthew Park, Knight Frank

Wellheads Avenue is to benefit from a multi-million-pound refurbishment, with the intention of making it an exemplar for Aberdeen’s sustainable energy future.

Currently occupied by energy giant bp, the Grade A office building at Wellheads Avenue spans 210,000sqft across seven wings and a full height central atrium. The building will be renamed, removing any affiliation to its previous occupier and repositioned to become a market-leading campus that will capture the interest of a wide array of organisations.

With the emphasis on the highest sustainability and environmental standards, the project aims to offer tenants the ability to meet their net-zero aspirations. Sustainability, flexibility and wellbeing will be at the heart of the refurbishment and LaSalle and their agents aim to cater for post pandemic changes in attitude to the workplace.

All the amenities on offer are currently being explored with a focus on innovation and market-leading best practice in sustainability. The building is expected to feature smart technologies including those which reduce touch points, a state-of-the-art digital app system, an electric car share initiative, electric car charging points, bike racks, and a fully equipped modern gym, as well as much improved use of the outdoor green spaces.

The campus will also boast excellent food and beverage facilities, offering extensive choice through a restaurant, lunch deli and coffee shop.

Dan Smith, director at Savills, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be appointed as agents at Wellheads Avenue, which is one of the most exciting office projects in Scotland. The aim is to create a building which will embody the future of office space in a post-Covid, net-zero world; namely the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability, provided in fully flexible office space designed with health and wellbeing for both workers and for the environment in mind.”

The asset hopes to set the benchmark for sustainability in office design and build. The original design achieved ‘Very Good’ BREEAM certification thanks to innovations such as its rainwater harvesting system. The new design will aim to go beyond this, alongside achieving numerous other environmental accolades.

Matthew Park, associate at Knight Frank, added: “This instruction is one of the largest and most exciting in Aberdeen and our team of local, national and international experts are eager to get started on marketing the vision to companies looking for excellence in sustainability and flexibility which will offer their current and future workforces much more than just a place to work.

“The investment in the building’s transformation will meet the needs of businesses, their employees and the planet while becoming a symbol of Aberdeen’s energy transition.”

The redevelopment is to commence once bp vacates in December 2022.

The project is based on Wellheads Avenue in Dyce, located approximately seven miles north of Aberdeen city centre and occupies a prominent roadside position in close proximity to Aberdeen International Airport, Dyce railway station and a range of energy companies within several business parks.

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