Knight Move Plays Well for Space To Further Growth Game Plan

by Scott Douglas

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Steve Judge of Space SolutionsLeading architects Space Solutions has cemented its links with the award-winning Knight Property Group by outlining a number of key collaborative projects for the year ahead.

Knight Property Group picked up the Developer of the Year award at the recent Scottish Property Awards – with Space Solutions playing a lead role as the firm’s principal architectural support.

The accolade follows for a 12-month period that saw Knight Property Group – which like Space Solutions is based in Aberdeen – secure deals with the likes of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company TAQA Bratani, Bristow Helicopters, Total E+P, Eurocopter, Seabrokers, Fugro-Improv and BlueSky Business Space.

Furthermore, its 71,000 sq ft speculative Westpoint Business Park office development in Aberdeen was fully occupied within one month of completion and its merits included both the single largest office letting and private sale in the city during 2008.

Attractive public profile

Space Solutions, in particular, worked closely with Knight Property Group on the Westpoint development as well as the Bristow Helicopters and Eurocopter projects – both helicopter simulator projects – with its considered expertise in architecture and workplace design combining to provide a very powerful service offering.

While the final phases of the two helicopter simulator projects are nearing completion, Space Solutions and Knight Property Group are continuing their collaborative working on a number of other major North East projects.  They include Phase 2 of Westpoint Business Park; a ‘Pre-Let’ Office and Workshop building for the Denholm Group at Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen; and large unit extension development at Badentoy Industrial Estate, Porthlethen.

Space Solutions is Scotland’s biggest independent expert in helping businesses manage change within the workplace. It operates UK-wide to design, build, fit out, refurbish and relocate modern and productive business environments.

Steve Judge, Managing Director of Space Solutions, said he was delighted the strong working relationship with Knight Property Group is continuing into the future.

A successful partnership

He said: “We’ve worked closely with Knight Property Group on numerous projects where they have utilised our expertise in architecture – the results are there for everyone to see in projects like Westpoint Business Park. 

“Space Solutions workplace expertise also means it is well placed to advise potential tenants of new premises on how the available space can best be used.

“The latest collaborative projects have served to further strengthen our successful partnership.

“Winning the Developer of the Year was richly deserved and we at Space Solutions will be playing our part to ensure Knight Property Group’s award-winning success continues – and even better, is repeated next year.

Knight Property Group chairman James Barrack said: “Last year saw the company underline its position as one of the leading commercial property firms in the country thanks to a number of significant deals.

“Our award is testimony to the great team that work at Knight Property Group and I am proud to work with such committed and driven individuals who have made this award a reality.

“We also should acknowledge our superb working relationship with Space Solutions.  They are proactive in all they do and the team really understands the commercial market drivers and cost issues, providing exceptional advice from design to specification.”

Space Solutions has enjoyed high profile media coverage for its innovative work in architecture, space planning and business relocation. It has more than 100 staff and offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow and Peterborough.

PR in Scotland for Space Solutions is handled by experts from public relations agency Holyrood Partnership in Edinburgh

ENDS

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