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Planning Permission granted for new eight storey commercial development in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council has recently granted planning permission for an eight storey, 120,000ft² net office development designed by Cooper Cromar on behalf of developers Drum Property Group and oil firm EnQuest.

The development will become the new North Sea headquarters for EnQuest, the largest UK independent oil producer in the UK North Sea, and will provide Grade ‘A’ accommodation for a workforce of up to 800.

Drum director Graeme Bone said: “The development would provide a purpose-built solution for EnQuest and support the company’s expansion. But, more generally, our proposals would also lead to the physical regeneration of a neglected and rundown area of the city and act as a catalyst in generating additional long-term economic activity for the harbour area and city in general.”

The proposed development will occupy a prime position on Palmerston Road on the site of the former Aberdeen Seafood Park and will be defined by a prominent glazed corner element marking the entrance to a spacious double height entrance foyer. A bank of lifts will transport staff directly from the podium level reception and entrance to the seven open plan office floors above.

The high quality building and associated public realm will set the architectural benchmark for future development in the evolving North Dee office area.

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