Enhancing communities
Improving The Environment

Project Description

Marischal Square, which is fully funded by Aviva Investors, delivers a vibrant new mixed-use quarter for Aberdeen and include offices with associated car parking, hotel, retail, cafés, restaurants and civic space, along with public access, landscaping and public realm improvements around a site once dominated by the former council headquarters building, St. Nicholas House. 

The development is a keystone of the council’s city centre masterplan proposals, providing a new civic space for Aberdeen and creating an enhanced setting for both Provost Skene’s House and Marischal College.

The elements of Marischal Square which come together to create a fresh, new central area in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre comprise: 

  • two office buildings providing 173,500 sq ft of Grade A office space with secure parking
  • seven restaurants and café bars occupying 28,000 sq ft of ground floor space
  • a 126-room Residence Inn by Marriott providing long stay luxury for business and leisure travellers
  • modern civic space around a rejuvenated Provost Skene’s House museum
  • high quality elevations of granite and glass enclosing a development with high levels of sustainability – the offices boasting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and EPC ‘A’ ratings
  • a new area of useable public space between Marischal College and the new buildings.

Leading UK restaurant group, Prezzo, has joined All Bar One and Marriott Hotels on the development's list of occupiers. Mackie’s of Scotland will open a new ice cream parlour and coffee shop and Aberdeen Journals will move into Grade ‘A’ office accommodation at Marischal Square this year.

The recent unveiling of Andy Scott's leopard sculpture within the courtyard of 1Msq has further raised Marischal Square's profile and brought a large number of visitors.



Responsible business

Improving The Environment

Improving The Environment

In addition to providing greater prominence to the 469-year-old Provost Skene's Hous, the development will include the part-pedestrianisation of Broad Street, closing the road to vehicles other than buses and cycles and creating a new area of public realm to include fountains, grassed areas and event space. 

Enhancing communities

Enhancing communities

This city centre development will breathe new life into the heart of Aberdeen bringing  a refreshing mix of high quality elements; office space, coffee shops, restaurants, a 4-star Residence Inn by Marriott and a bright, accessible central public space with water fountains and event space, providing both employment and leisure opportunities.  







Regeneration Project of the Year

Scottish Property Awards 2019

Regeneration award

RICS Regional Awards 2018

Development of the Year

Scottish Property Awards 2018