Marischal Square named “Development of the Year”

A flagship City Centre Masterplan project has been named Development of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Property Awards.

The £107million Aberdeen City Council, Muse Developments and Aviva Investors backed Marischal Square was also highly commended in the Architectural Excellence category.

A panel of 20 leading commercial property experts described Marischal Square as ‘a superb use of space in a city centre location and a significant contributor to the Aberdeen economy’.

Cllr Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council’s City Centre Masterplan spokesperson, said: “The vision for Marischal Square was to bring an important area at the heart of Aberdeen back to life and it has been fantastic to see that turned into reality.

“The development has attracted prestigious businesses, with those open already trading well and more to follow, and most importantly it is generating footfall in the east end of the city as the public embrace the new leisure opportunities. It is part of the wider ambitions of the City Centre Masterplan and is an important marker for the future plans.”

Marischal Square has transformed a key location at the heart of Aberdeen, creating a vibrant new mixed-use quarter which includes Grade ‘A’ office space, a hotel, cafes, restaurants and civic space, along with public access, landscaping and public realm improvements.

Muse Developments Regional Director, Scotland, Steve Turner, said: “In what has been well documented as a challenging economic climate, we have helped transform a key city centre location in Aberdeen into an area bringing jobs and boosting the economy for those on the development and also businesses around it.

The development was also named Project of the Year by the Aberdeen Society of Architects and highly commended in the Commercial Workplace category at the BCO Scotland awards.

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