Planning permission decision paves the way for City North in Dyce

Plans to create a thriving new business community in Dyce have been approved by Aberdeen City Council. The City North development from the UK’s leading business park developer, Goodman, will create 100,000 sq ft of new office accommodation with the capacity for up to 1000 jobs.

The development will be the biggest build outside of Aberdeen city centre and provide three new office buildings ranging in size from 25,800 sq ft, 30,800 sq ft, and 45,600 sq ft*, making it the ideal location for a range of different sized companies, particularly those working in the oil and gas sector.

For the last three months, demolition experts have been clearing the site, which included a large derelict multi-storey car park. The work currently underway marks the final stage of the redevelopment of the 30 acre site, which was formerly BP’s North Sea operations centre.

Niall McGilp, Regional Development Director for Goodman in Scotland, said:

“With planning permission now secured we can now turn our attention to delivering this exciting new project.

“As the biggest development of its kind outside of the city centre we’re confident that the quality of the accommodation at City North will be attractive to a broad range of potential customers.

“With the ideal location, coupled with eye catching design from our architects Keppie Design, the commercial space will be among the best on offer to the local market.”

Working in conjunction with BP, Goodman’s regeneration project has, since 2005, delivered 220,000 sq ft of high quality office space for BP’s new award winning North Sea Headquarters. In addition, the site boasts two residential sites totalling almost 10 acres developed by Barratt East Scotland, accommodating 161 new housing units. Once completed, the new development will enjoy excellent links to the nearby Aberdeen International Airport, Dyce Railway Station and the planned Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road.

Andrew Smith, from Ryden, who, with newly appointed CBRE, are joint property agents on the project, said:

“On completion, City North will be one of the stand-out choices for companies in the North East looking to relocate.

“With outstanding specification and finishes, alongside flexible floor space, the design team has also worked tirelessly to make that landscaping and internal design combine to create an appealing, environmentally sustainable place to work.

“The fact that the three offices also benefit from easy transport links and ample parking will also add to the overall attractiveness of this exciting new development.”

Construction is due to begin on site later this year.