SAVILLS and Knight Frank have been appointed by LaSalle Investment Management to jointly market a major Aberdeen office project.
Wellheads Avenue is to benefit from a multi-million-pound refurbishment. Currently occupied by energy giant bp, the Grade A building spans 210,000 square feet across seven wings and a full height central atrium. It will be renamed, removing any affiliation to its previous occupier.
The building is expected to feature smart technologies including those which reduce touch points, a digital app system, electric car share initiative and charging points, bike racks, and a gym, as well as improved use of outdoor green spaces.
Dan Smith, director at Savills, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be appointed as agents at Wellheads Avenue, which is one of the most exciting office projects in Scotland. The aim is to create a building which will embody the future of office space in a post-Covid, net zero world; namely the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability, provided in fully flexible office space designed with health and wellbeing for both workers and for the environment in mind.”
The original design achieved ‘Very Good’ BREEAM certification thanks to innovations such as its rainwater harvesting system. The new design will aim to go beyond this.
Matthew Park, associate at Knight Frank, added, “This instruction is one of the largest and most exciting in Aberdeen and our team of local, national and international experts are eager to get started on marketing the vision to companies looking for excellence in sustainability and flexibility which will offer their current and future workforces much more than just a place to work. The investment in the building’s transformation will meet the needs of businesses, their employees and the planet while becoming a symbol of Aberdeen’s energy transition.”
The redevelopment is to begin once bp vacates in December 2022.