With its excellent communications infrastructure and highly skilled workforce, rapidly diversifying Aberdeen is fast becoming home to low-carbon energy businesses and life-sciences institutions, and establishing itself as the digital powerhouse on the east-coast of Scotland.
More than £10 billion investment in transport and private infrastructure, paired with regeneration of the city’s office spaces sits alongside longstanding excellent cultural and lifestyle offerings. With the city becoming better connected, and with a ten year strategy for investing in arts and culture, Aberdeen is emerging as a modern, exciting, and forward-thinking place to both live and work.
Hub for Business
Aberdeen has become the place to succeed for start-up businesses in Scotland, boasting the best 5-year survival rate for new companies, and the city is now home to no less than half of Scotland’s top 10 businesses. With a predicted output of over £18bn in 2022, the city accounts for 13% of the overall Scottish GDP and the Energy Transition Fund is investing £15million to support plans for a new hydrogen hub, positioning Aberdeen as a prime location for green investment.
With the ancient spires of Aberdeen University and the vocationally focused Robert Gordon University, the city is able to claim two of the top 20 institutes of further education in the UK. Over 27,000 overseas students from 132 countries study in Aberdeen, so it is not just the high-skill levels, but also the diversity of the potential workforce that make this such an attractive place to base your business.
How Can We Help?
CBRE have been sourcing locations for local and multi-national businesses for well over a decade. Our unparalleled knowledge of the Aberdeen property market, combined with our close-knit relationships with landlords and space-operators, means we are ideally positioned to help find you the right space to help your business thrive. Our service is free, so get in contact to discuss your needs.
Transport in Aberdeen
- Aberdeen International Airport is located 20 mins to the north of the city. The airport served over 3million passengers in 2019 and flies to more than 40 destinations worldwide. The airport is easily reached by dedicated airport bus routes and a shuttle bus to Dyce train station, which is just 10 mins from the city centre
- Bus & train stations in the heart of the city centre offer routes across Scotland with the train journey of app 2.5 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh.