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Wednesday, November 07, 2023

Planning consent granted for Aberdeen Gateway business park

Aberdeen City Council has approved full planning consent for Halladale Muir's impressive new 70-acre Aberdeen Gateway business park, to the South of Aberdeen, which will provide over 45 acres of new business space.

Knight Frank's Planning and Development team submitted the planning application for the approval of reserved matters on behalf of Stockland Halladale Muir, a joint venture between J W Muir Group and Stockland Halladale, and will also market the new 70 acre business park. The planning application included details of all infrastructure needed to support the development and full plans for an impressive HQ building.

Work can now begin on the new high quality business park, which is located at Moss-side Cove, just off the A90, in close proximity to the southern junction of the proposed Western Peripheral Route (WPR). Planning consent has been granted for the new infrastructure and permission has also been given for a high quality office HQ, totalling 153,000 sq ft with restaurant, gym and 600 car parking spaces.

Plans for the business park also propose a range of flexible space, including up to 250,000 sq ft of Grade A offices. Businesses who wish to take up this space will have the opportunity to play an active role in the design of their premises at Aberdeen Gateway with choice and flexibility of space to construct bespoke offices, industrial units or, acquire premises built from a range of standard units. Knight Frank has already received a number of heads of terms from businesses who are interested in sites. These sites will be subject to individual planning consents.

Construction work will begin this year, with the first phase of the development consisting of bespoke industrial units.

David Innes, Partner at Knight Frank was responsible for submitting the planning application for Aberdeen Gateway. He said: "Today has been a fantastic result for Aberdeen. Aberdeen Gateway will release much needed class 4, 5 and 6 business use space for the city. With a lack of speculative office developments in Aberdeen this will help to satisfy demand and allow occupiers the flexibility to create the right space for their business."