De Vere Build Starts
Hotel Group begins construction at Prime Four
Work is underway on the £25 million De Vere Village Urban Resort planned as an integral part of the Prime Four business park at Kingswells on the outskirts of Aberdeen. The hotel group has leased the site, which covers an area of around 100,000 sq ft, from the park’s developers, Drum Property Group.
This will be De Vere’s first Village Resort in Scotland. The four star complex will comprise 148 bedrooms, business and conferencing facilities, a Starbucks coffee outlet, a restaurant and bar called the Victory Chop and Alehouse and a luxury health spa and leisure club including a gym and 25m swimming pool. It is expected to open for business in the last quarter of 2014 and will create around 120 permanent jobs.
Speaking at a ground breaking ceremony held on Thursday 10 October to mark the start of site work, Robert B. Cook, CEO of De Vere Urban Village Resorts, said: “As a local to the area, I am personally very pleased to have the opportunity to establish Scotland‘s first Village resort here in the north east.
“This is a hugely significant investment for our group. It has been planned and designed to complement the headquarter facilities Drum is developing at the park as well as the many additional amenities and facilities planned for future phases.”
Drum Director Graeme Bone commented: “We have already attracted a number of blue chip tenants to Prime Four and the arrival of a prestigious hotel group such as De Vere underlines the park’s credentials as a world class business environment.
“De Vere is part of second phase of the park. We are in active discussions with a number of other potential phase 2 occupiers and hope to be in a position to announce these in the near future. The critical mass we now have for Prime Four supports the view that it will play a major role in generating economic activity for the north east of Scotland for many years to come.”
De Vere Brand Ambassador Gavin Hastings commented: “The resort will, of course, be very attractive to business users. In addition, the high quality leisure and health facilities will extend what Aberdeen can offer for visitors and they will also prove to be a great asset to the local community and wider north east public.”