The £107 million plan, overseen by Muse Developments, involved transforming the former St Nicholas House site and Broad Street into commercial buildings. These have provided 14,440 m2 of Grade A office space over the two buildings, 8,500 m2 of retail space, and a 126-room hotel. The offices are also BREEAM rated ‘Excellent’ with EPC ‘A’ ratings.
The new granite and glass structures complement Aberdeen’s iconic look, which has earned itself the nickname ‘Granite City’ for its striking stone buildings. By doing so, the development effectively links together the traditional aesthetics of Marischal College and Provost Skene’s House with the fresh, modern buildings to create attractive but highly functional spaces for business and leisure.
Delivery Partners, Veitchi Flooring, supplied and installed a Kingspan raised access floor system to offer an effective solution primarily for cable management and conditioned air distribution.
19,206 m2 of RMG 600 (medium grade) and RHG600 (heavy grade) were installed within 28 weeks with a finished floor height of 150 mm across the office buildings. RMG 600 and RHG600 conform to the PSA grading system, with the specification for the floor being driven by the loading requirements of the final use.
Both systems provide electrical continuity and static dispersion which is especially useful to ensure Marischal Square is flexible enough to be suitable for a variety of occupants, such as those requiring computer, print or enterprise data rooms.