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Marischal Square project managers predict demand for mixed-use developments will continue into 2018

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The demand for high quality mixed-use city centre developments is likely to continue into 2018, according to Thomas & Adamson, the project managers and contract administrators of Marischal Square, the landmark project handed over on Friday November 17, 2017, in Aberdeen city centre.

“Marischal Square is the first of its kind in Aberdeen in terms of quality and standards for a mixed-use project,” explained Chris Narrowmore, Partner at Thomas & Adamson.

The £107 million development, delivered by Muse Developments and funded by Aviva Investors, will provide space for dozens of businesses, leisure and hospitality amenities. It also houses a 5m high sparkling steel sculpture created by Kelpies creator, Andy Scott, comprised of tens of thousands of individual metal elements.

Chris Narrowmore added, “We were delighted to have been selected to work with Muse Developments, Aviva and Aberdeen City Council on a project of this calibre. Aberdeen City Council is continuing a long-term city centre regeneration project and Marischal Square will play a significant part in that process, in terms of quality and standards for a mixed-use project.

“2017 has seen significant movement in plans for major city centre mixed use developments across Scotland’s principal cities. Working with Muse Developments on Marischal Square, which offers a four-star hotel, office space, a varied selection of retail units, combined with high quality public space as well as giving new life to the A-listed Provost Skene’s House, has been a fantastic experience for Thomas & Adamson.”

The Marischal Square development includes two office buildings providing 173,500 sq ft of Grade A office space with secure basement parking, a mixture of granite and glass in the elevations, seven restaurants and café bars occupying the ground floor space, and a 126-room Residence Inn by Marriott.

All Bar One, Prezzo, Costa Coffee, Tony Macaroni, Marriott International and iconic North-east businesses, Aberdeen Journals and Mackie’s, have already committed to take space, bringing more jobs to the city.

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