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Taking Shape in Aberdeen

September 18, 2014
Taking Shape
Australian ladies fashion retailer, Taking Shape, has opened its first Scottish outlet in Aberdeen. The plus size brand specialist has taken a 10 year lease on the former Austin Reed store at 253 Union Street. FG Burnett acted on behalf of local investor Craigellen Assets Ltd in negotiating the lease with an initial annual rent of £60,000 for the 3,700 sq ft unit. FG Burnett director, Richard Noble, said: “This is another positive development in maintaining Union Street’s position as an important retailing location. It’s great to welcome a retailer of Taking Shape’s reputation to Aberdeen and it creates a … Read More

Altec Centre Success

September 3, 2014
Altec Centre
A multiple service offering has led to the full-letting of the 30,000 sq ft Altec Centre in Aberdeen. FG Burnett said a combination of its letting, building consultancy and property management services had succeeded in securing a third new tenant for the Altens business centre in the last six months. The five year lease of a 2500 sq ft unit to 3M Oil & Gas followed on from rental deals with fire protection specialist Tyco, ISIS Technical Services, a large multi-national oil and gas operator, and a lease renewal to an existing tenant. FG Burnett’s building consultancy division performed a … Read More

Taking on the Banchory Beast Race!

August 22, 2014
Beast Race
Staff at FG Burnett in Aberdeen are in for a beasting but hope their collective pain will benefit the Wooden Spoon charity.   A team of four will take part in the Prime Four Banchory Beast Challenge next month (27 Sept) where they will tackle a 10k race over rough terrain, dirt tracks and forest and attempt to clamber over 30 mega obstacles.   Thick mud, 12ft high wooden walls, shoulder deep bog water, barbed wire and icy loch water are just some of the challenges awaiting Stuart Fyvie, Graeme Millar, Stephanie Walker and Derek Richardson.   But the colleagues … Read More

39-41 Union Terrace Investment For Sale

August 15, 2014
39-41 Union Terrace Front Cover
FG Burnett are delighted to have been instructed to market the investment at 39-41 Union Terrace, Aberdeen.  The Grade “B” listed building has a superb, central location overlooking Union Terrace Gardens and has been refurbished by the current owners to provide two retail units and four floors of upper floor offices.  The building is in a popular, high profile location for retailers and the amenity for office staff and visitors is excellent with easy access to Union Street, the main shopping centres and the railway and bus stations.  Dan Smith and David MacLeod are handling the sale and Dan said … Read More

Iona uses her head for figures at Glasgow 2014

July 18, 2014
Iona
Building Surveyor Iona Foubister’s head for figures will prove a great asset when she takes up scoreboard duties at the Commonwealth Games next week. The Robert Gordon Universitygraduate, part of FG Burnett’s Building Consultancy team, is one of 15,000 volunteers who will help staff the games which kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony on Wednesday. Iona has the critical task of relaying times and scores to anxious athletes, thousands of SECC spectators and an international television audience of millions. No stranger to sport, Iona is a black belt in martial art Tae Kwon Do, so her interests are well … Read More

Welcome to our new team members

July 9, 2014
New Starts
FG Burnett has appointed David Henderson as Property Manager and Derek Richardson as Associate in its Valuations & Ratings department. The Aberdeen and Glasgow based commercial property management department  provides advice to single-let and multi-let property owners and investors, ensuring communal assets are properly maintained, meet health and safety requirements and that re-lets and rent reviews are efficiently executed. David will work closely with Director Christopher Yannaghas to expand FG Burnett’s portfolio of commercial and residential properties which are managed be on behalf of landlords and proprietors. With 14 years’ experience in public sector facility management and private sector commercial … Read More

SOFA so good for HSL in Aberdeen

June 26, 2014
HSL - 26 June 14
Chair and comfort furniture specialist, HSL, has agreed a 10 year lease on the former Blockbusters store at Unit 2, Haudagain Retail Park, Aberdeen.   It is the company’s third Scottish store and will provide a range of chairs, sofas, recliners and adjustable beds.   FG Burnett acted on behalf of landlord Haudagain Retail Limited in negotiating a 10 year lease on the 3,500 sq ft unit. Other retail park tenants include KFC, Carphone Warehouse and American Golf.   HSL chose the site because of ease of access at the busy location, which is on a main route to Bridge … Read More

FG Burnett chooses “The Wooden Spoon” as our Charity of the Year

May 2, 2014
Wooden Spoon Logo
Scottish commercial property specialist FG Burnett is throwing its weight behind the Wooden Spoon charity with a sponsorship deal. The Wooden Spoon is a well-established rugby focussed charity which supports disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Formed in 1983 the charity aims to transform the lives of young people through the power of rugby and is backed by the four Home Nations rugby union federations with HRH The Princess Royal and Rugby League as Patrons.  To date Wooden Spoon has donated more than £20 million to good causes, including respite and medical treatment centres, therapeutic facilities, specialist playgrounds and … Read More

Successful Refurbishment Ensures Business Continuity At Anniesland Business Park

PHS Anniesland Building
Significant investment and refurbishment of units at Anniesland Business Park has allowed the owners Hermes Real Estate to maintain and improve occupancy levels at the Glasgow site. A £400,000 upgrade to Unit 2, managed by FG Burnett, has been completed for Plumbing & Hygiene Services (PHS) which has agreed a renewed 10 year lease on the redeveloped facility. The unit previously measured over 16,000 sq ft and this was reconfigured and resized to facilitate PHS’ requirement. With construction completed over 27 weeks, Hermes Real Estates permitted PHS an adequate migration period, ensuring seamless business continuity for the occupier. Stephen Ellis, … Read More
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