Masterplan drives office occupancy

The City Centre Masterplan has helped boost take-up of office space in Aberdeen, according to property consultancy CBRE Scotland.

The firm put the figure at 405,000 sq ft last year — an 85% increase from 2016.

Derren McRae, Managing Director of CBRE’s Aberdeen office, said: “We believe some of the initial key Aberdeen City Council masterplan projects, general improved level of goodwill and availability of quality modern space are helping to change occupier’s perception of the city centre.

“Looking forward to 2018 we anticipate good levels of take-up in the likes of Marischal Square and The Silver Fin Building, which have both now reached practical completion. We are also seeing encouraging levels of interest in some Grade B space in the city centre.”

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