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Wednesday, October 31, 2023

Gladman wins planning permission for Aberdeen office development

Gladman Developments has got the green light to start work on a 20 million speculative office development in Aberdeen, which it believes will help solve the shortage of purpose built office accommodation in the city.

The UK's largest speculative developer of office and industrial and distribution accommodation has won planning permission for the 150,000 sq ft office scheme, to be known as Abercrombie Court on a 10 acre site at Arnhall Business Park, Westhill, to the west of Aberdeen city centre, which it believes will help to create up to 1,500 new jobs.

Gladman Developments plans to start work next month on the first phase of the scheme of 80,000 sq ft, which will consist of a mix of office buildings of 2,250 sq ft, 5125 sq ft and one stand alone buildings of 25,500 sq ft. A building of 5,125 sq ft has already gone under offer.

According to Greg Limb, development manager and head of Gladman's Scotland office based in Livingston, this development will help relieve the present shortage of good quality accommodation in Aberdeen. Mr Limb says: "The city's office market is booming, but there is a real lack of the right type of offices for lease or purchase. Our new development will help fill that gap, as we can accommodate all types of organisations looking for smaller suites up to large headquarters offices in quality, purpose-built modern buildings."

Arnhall Business Park is already a successful, well known and accessible office and business location to the west of Aberdeen. Gladman Developments' new scheme will be the largest speculative office development on the business park.

The first new office units will be ready for occupation in Summer 2008, but off-plan sales have already commenced through joint agents FG Burnett and James Barr.