Businesses ready to reap UTG rewards

Local businesses are poised to benefit from sub-contracting opportunities during the transformation of Union Terrace Gardens.

More than 70 registered for a “Meet the Buyer” event, held at the Town House in Aberdeen.

It was hosted by Aberdeen City Council for construction group Balfour Beatty, which has been appointed by the Council to carry out the £25.7 million build.

Balfour Beatty’s Regional Head of Procurement for Scotland, Jim Brannan, said: “Union Terrace Gardens is an iconic project and local suppliers want to get involved because it will provide a legacy for generations to come as well as significant economic and social value.

“They were very well informed about the high consistent standards demanded by Balfour Beatty in terms of safety, quality and delivery – and also in developing their own young workforce through apprenticeships and training.”

Work is already is under way and is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

* For more information about how Aberdeen City Council can support businesses with Meet the Buyer events, call project officer Alison Simpson on 01224 523174 or email