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Prosafe’s Former Aberdeen Office Hits the Market

August 13, 2020

Following the recent office relocation announcement by Prosafe to The Silver Fin Building, property consultancy experts, FG Burnett has been retained to dispose of Prosafe’s former office site in Aberdeen.  There have been several other new listings and sales of office buildings in the area over the last few months as owner-occupier companies decide to relocate or take advantage of current commercial property market conditions as an opportunity to change their property asset model from ownership to rental.  A liquid asset base is key in a difficult oil and gas market which the North-East is currently witnessing and many office … Read More

Modern Office HQ available on a FOR SALE/MAY LET basis

August 3, 2020

We are delighted to offer Halliburton House to the market on a For Sale / May Let basis. Halliburton House was constructed in 2007 and provides high spec modern office accommodation over ground and two upper levels.  Built around a central core, the building offers a high degree of flexibility and has been sub-divided to create modern offices, meeting, project and boardrooms.  There is a management suite at first floor level which benefits from an internal atrium enhancing natural light throughout the building. At ground floor level, there is a gym, large canteen facility with small commercial kitchen and, when … Read More

COVID-19 & Business Rates – what are the options?

June 18, 2020

This has been and continues to be an unprecedented period for businesses across Scotland and one which is arguably having a disproportionate effect on the north-east economy. The chances are your business has been negatively affected in some way by the coronavirus pandemic. Operationally, fixed property assets will have been reviewed and in many cases closed up completely. What does this mean for business rates and what can businesses do to alleviate the rating burden during this challenging time? The effects of the pandemic have naturally dominated the headlines but there are opportunities that may be missed. Many businesses at … Read More

Industrial Investment Requirement

May 8, 2020

We act on behalf of a private client who has a requirement for an Industrial Property Investment in the Central Belt of Scotland (Glasgow or Edinburgh area). Quality of both tenant covenant and the building is important whilst a 6%- 8% net internal yield would be acceptable. Our client is looking to place funds for the medium to long term rather than for an angle or for something to work on. Click here for flyer. Location: Central Belt – Glasgow, EdinburghPrice Range: £2.5 – £5MTenure: FreeholdContact: Graeme Watt E: graeme.watt@fgburnett.co.uk T: 01224 597533M: 07831 197170

Expanded Business Support Grant Announced

May 6, 2020

As from 5 May 2020, the updated scheme enables ratepayers of properties in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, who were previously ineligible for support, to access the Small Business Grant Fund. Ratepayers operating properties in retail, hospitality and leisure where individual rateable values do not exceed £18,000 and their cumulative rateable value is between £35,001 and £51,000, will now be able to apply for the Small Business Grant Fund for each of their retail, hospitality or leisure properties. Previously, this part of the scheme restricted the cumulative rateable value to £35,001. Note also that the scheme now enables multiple … Read More

Social Distancing in the Workplace – how we can help

May 1, 2020

In light of recent Scottish Government announcements beginning to address a return to our workplaces, it is clear that this will be a gradual and incremental process. Whether you occupy office, retail, warehouse or industrial premises it is likely that some form of alteration to your working practices or physical building alterations may require to be undertaken in the short term to comply with continued social distancing measures for some time to come. The Building Consultancy team at FG Burnett are on hand to assist you in this process and specifically in the following areas: -Workplace review/Space Planning -Workplace redesign/adaptation … Read More

Managing Property during the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 16, 2020

The exceptional circumstances we are experiencing at the moment have important implications for ongoing management of commercial business space. At FG Burnett we undertake the management of a diverse portfolio of properties both on behalf of the Landlord, and in other cases on behalf of the occupational Tenant. It is important that occupiers of all business space bear in mind that their premises require ongoing attention even when closed and with staff working from home. Whilst Government restrictions preclude routine site meetings, we continue to provide a check inspection at all the multi-let properties in our managed portfolio to ensure … Read More

20,000 sq.ft industrial deal done!

March 26, 2020

FG Burnett is pleased to have secured, on behalf of private client Beechleigh Property Holdings, a new tenant, Tetra Technologies UK, to a newly refurbished office and workshop building at Endeavour Drive, Westhill. The building, which extends to in excess of 20,000 sq. ft provides a broad mix of open plan and cellular office space to complement substantial workshop space complete with overhead cranes and external laydown space. FG Burnett not only acted as letting agent but the company’s Building Surveying team also handled the refurbishment of the building with CHAP Group as the main contractor. Iona Foubister, Senior Building … Read More

FG Burnett Success in CoStar Awards

March 23, 2020

FG Burnett has been recognised by CoStar for their performance in the Aberdeen Office market in 2019.  Despite challenging market conditions, CoStar Group Inc., the commercial real estate industry’s data and analytics leader, has just announced this year’s CoStar Awards recipients, recognising agencies that closed the highest transaction volume in commercial real estate deals and leads in their respective markets.  In Aberdeen, FG Burnett has been recognised as being the market leader in 4 distinct categories; most active acquisition agent for area transacted, most active disposal agent for number of deals done, and most active agent in both number of … Read More

Imminent Changes to the Rating System – are you ready?

March 18, 2020

The Non-domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill The Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill was approved by the Scottish Parliament on 5th February following the recommendations set out in the Barclay Review of the rating system in Scotland. It is set to become the Non-Domestic Rating (Scotland) Act 2020 and will be effective from 1 April 2020. This will have significant implications for businesses and it is imperative that you aware of these changes and seek advice where necessary. I have outlined below the fundamental changes to assist you during this transition. You may also be aware of the very recent (14th March) Scottish … Read More

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