Aker Solutions
Aberdeen International Business Park


Keppie Design was appointed by Norwegian oil and gas company Aker Solutions to create the leading workplace in Aberdeen, to ensure staff retention and to foster collaboration between teams. The site, located at Aberdeen International Business Park, is Phase 1 of the masterplan, also completed by the company. The completed development provides circa 300,000 sq ft net of Grade A BREEAM ’Excellent’ rated office space.


A campus style solution was developed consistent with the Aker DNA workplace standards. Agile working, extensive amenities and the incorporation of break out and collaboration zones has dramatically changed the way of working for the 1950 staff. An Auditorium, Coffee shop, juice bar, various food offers, medical centre, nursery, gym and shop have all been incorporated in the design.


Keppie coordinated workshops with Aker user groups in Aberdeen, London and Oslo to develop the brief and evolve the design of the £9m fit out, which has been warmly received by all staff and management at Aker.


“This has been an outstanding job. Thank you all at Keppie for your commitment and hard work. The buildings look great and it is a huge testament that this project has worked so well in spite of the absence of occupier direction for a significant proportion of the project. I am particularly pleased with the safety records.” - Mark Glatman, Chief Executive, Abstract Properties

Client Abstract (Cornwall) Ltd
Contact Mark Glatman, Chief Executive
Dates Completed 2014
Value £70m
Floor Area 300,000 sqft
Services Architecture, Interior Design
Awards Association of Office Agents for “Best Development Outside London” – commendation, Scottish Property Awards 2016 - Architectural Excellence in Commercial Buildings - highly commended, BCO Awards 2016 Finalist - Scotland