Welcome to the Consultation
Welcome to the community workshop sessions we are holding today to ascertain the views of local residents on the future phases and Community Hub for the Prime Four Business Park at Kingswells.
Encouraging progress has been made during the past six months towards the establishing of the Park. Following an extensive consultation exercise last summer, a Development Framework and Phase 1 Masterplan for Prime Four was submitted to Aberdeen City Council and adopted by them in September. Following the adoption of the Local Development Plan this document will be progressed by Aberdeen City Council to become Supplementary Guidance.
Since then we have submitted plans to invest £100million in Phase 1 in creating state-of-the-art office complexes and global training facilities for Apache North Sea Limited, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd and Transocean Drilling UK Limited.
Working with the City Council and Kingswells Community Council, we are now considering future office developments in Phases 2 and 3 of Prime Four as well as the makeup of a Community Hub proposed within the second phase.
The views of local residents are very important to us and will help in drawing up Masterplan Reports for these future phases of the Park.
The interactive sessions we are hosting today form part of the community consultation exercise for production of these Masterplan Reports. A questionnaire seeking preliminary views on the proposals has been available since 1 February at www.primefour.co.uk with residents encouraged to submit their views. This online consultation will run until the end of March.
We believe that the composition of the Community Hub, which was the subject of much discussion during last year’s consultation, will be of particular interest to local residents. Suggestions last year ranged from small-scale retail space to a hotel, restaurant and dental surgery and we are very keen to hear local views as the Hub presents a real opportunity to enhance the range of facilities available to the residents of Kingswells.
Prime Four has attracted supportive comments from the Scottish Government and a number of leading local and national business organisations, including Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Forum, Aberdeen 1st and Oil and Gas UK, and has been described by the Press and Journal as an ‘important vote of confidence in the North Sea’.
Thank you for attending today and for sparing the time to let us know your thoughts on the future Phases of the Park.01/03/2012