A collaborative effort between Balmoral Group and Elevator has resulted in one of the most modern business centres in the North-east preparing to open its doors to new and developing business start-ups.
The @balmoralHUB, situated at Balmoral Business Park on the south side of Aberdeen, will offer office space, meeting rooms and co-working facilities for up to 25 businesses. Its state-of-the-art design and layout will help promote innovation and a collaborative culture.
Administered by Elevator, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, business leaders and employees, the new @balmoralHUB is the latest business centre to be added to its portfolio. For more than 15 years Elevator has been supplying flexible office space to new and existing businesses at 19 locations from Perth to Forres.
With the impending completion of the AWPR, the site will be easily accessible from those travelling from the south, the city centre, Westhill, Dyce, Bridge of Don and beyond.
The office pavilion spans three floors and two wings and its design was executed with a high degree of flexibility in mind. The open plan space offers high speed fibre connectivity, energy-efficient heating, air conditioning and lighting, as well as full movement-sensitive and daylight linked control systems.
The community around @balmoralHUB is also transforming with the recent opening of Sainsbury’s Local, Starbucks, Ikea and soon-to-be local supermarket.
Jim Milne, chairman and managing director of Balmoral Group, said: “This innovative collaboration with Elevator will ensure we continue to throw our full support behind the local business community in what continues to be a challenging economic climate.
“Elevator has a proven record of supporting and accelerating new and existing businesses to great success and by opening our doors to provide state-of-the-art office space where new business leaders can come together and innovate will certainly allow our entrepreneurial culture to continue to flourish.”
Karen Pugh, property director at Elevator, added: “Adding to our existing portfolio of 19 business centres across the North-east, the @balmoralHUB is definitely the jewel in our crown. Its modern design and high-tech facilities will help to create an atmosphere of collaboration and innovation amongst its tenants and as Elevator continues to guide them on their paths to success, whether through our business mentoring programmes or workshops, we cannot wait to see the results of this new partnership with the Balmoral Group.”