In late 2022, we moved our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices to new, high-spec premises, upgrading facilities and working environments for our staff and placing us right in the heart of the cities. Aberdeen was next to make the move, relocating to a fully re-fitted space in prestigious Marischal Square.

We are currently reviewing new office options for Belfast, aiming to move by Spring 2024, with new re-locations in Warrington and then London by Spring 2025. These moves would see all existing offices relocated within the first four years of buying our business back in 2021, something we’re proud to be working towards.


L-R Andy Forbes – Location Director, Steve Bruce – Director & Derek Andrew – Director

Photos: Brian Doyle Photography

Allan McGill, Managing Director commented:

“With our Aberdeen office being the third of our six current offices to be relocated to city centre locations in the last 12 months, after Glasgow and Edinburgh, it was key for us to select the right location, environment and building to mirror our other offices.

In Marischal Square we really do feel we have achieved our ideal outcome and are delighted to have such prestigious neighbours, and in turn look forward to growing from a well-established base and location over the next ten years.”

Location Director, Andy Forbes, enters his 35th year with Wallace Whittle and leads a team with a wealth of experience and technical ability, covering all elements of MEP and Sustainability design.

The new 1500sqft office space will allow up to 24 staff to work collaboratively due to hybrid working across 12 fixed workstations and 24 soft collaboration seats, in an inspiring environment with everything they need to deliver quality – and of course a fancy barista-style coffee machine. Our new neighbours include CBRE, Faithful Gould, Aberdeen Journals, KPMG, All Bar One and Marriott International.

Nestled in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre, Marischal Square is an award-winning development, with a vibrant blend of offices, restaurants, coffee shops and a hotel. As we continue to roll out our office upgrades, we focus on ensuring we deliver spaces that provide a flexible, welcoming and collaborative environment for our staff and visiting clients. These new spaces also provide us with a visible ‘shopfront’ within our services design for the space.

Maximising the fabric whilst utilising low energy, highly efficient equipment, mechanical ventilation and air quality monitoring systems, all linked to an interactive front end which allows us to review the ongoing performance of the office in accordance with our route map to Net Zero Carbon. Active travel is also encouraged by the provision of shower, changing, bike and locker facilities.

Quality and Standardisation echo throughout our new office spaces. Our fantastic lead designer, Form Design, really understood the consistency brief and thanks to FES, our ever-reliable fitout contractor who brought that to life.

The personality of the individual cities come through in our fantastic murals we have in each office from The Edinburgh Sketcher, showcasing local landmarks selected by the Aberdeen staff, including Union Street, Marischal College, The Port of Aberdeen Harbour & Pittodrie Stadium.

Finally, special thanks to Form Design, our fantastic lead designer, and to FES our fit-out contractor. They really have delivered on quality and our very precise vision fully, time after time.

If you’d like to pop in for a visit and a coffee, get in touch with Andy Forbes, Aberdeen Director [email protected]