Sodexo, the facilities management and food services provider, has relocated its Aberdeen offshore support base operation to Denmore Industrial Estate.
Represented by Knight Frank, Sodexo has moved from Altens Industrial Estate to Denmore Industrial Estate in Bridge of Don. The company has secured a five-year lease on unit 21, a recently refurbished 5,280 sq. ft. shed and adjoining yard in a move that will upgrade Sodexo’s storage and distribution ability within the city.
Shepherd Commercial acted for the landlord on the deal.
Supporting Sodexo’s move, Knight Frank also managed the outgoing dilapidations negotiations at the company’s previous location and carried out a schedule of condition at its new property.
Scott Hogan, head of industrial at Knight Frank Scotland, said: “We received more than 30 options for Sodexo’s requirement, highlighting the amount of space currently available on the market. We managed to narrow this down to just a handful of options that matched the company’s needs, with the unit at Denmore Industrial Estate proving the best option, as it has recently been refurbished and was ready for immediate occupation.
“We were delighted to support Sodexo with its move. The number of options available and current market dynamics in the industrial sector underline the importance of occupiers being represented when they are looking for new space. When acting for a tenant, we can filter through the various options on the market, which can be a time-consuming process for any occupier, as well as securing the best available market terms.”
Gareth Thain, technical & projects director, Sodexo Energy and Resources, added: “At Sodexo Energy and Resources, our main focus it to excel in ongoing service and support in the North Sea. It is our constant effort to raise the bar for our clients. We ensure that our offshore teams are supported by appropriate tools, processes, spaces and offers to deliver everyday service excellence.
“The move of our offshore support base was a key project aiming to enhance our offshore design, technical and project management services. We were delighted by Knight Frank Scotland’s professionalism and support with our move.”