Other amenities will include landscaping which will integrate with Prime Four and link the local village of Kingswells with the ancient forest adjacent to the site, as well as other retail outlets and services. Planning applications for these amenities and the nursery will be submitted before the end of the year.
“We are obviously delighted that another global oil player together with a well established and prestigious hotel operator have chosen Prime Four as a business location,” commented Drum Group Managing Director Graeme Bone.
“Premier Oil joins other key players in the energy industry at the park, and their arrival, combined with that of De Vere and the other planned facilities, emphasises Prime Four’s credentials as the world-class business environment in Aberdeen. The second phase of the park provides further critical mass for Prime Four, and we are looking forward to welcoming other significant tenants to the site as part of this phase of development in the near future.”
The De Vere Village Urban Resort will have 150 bedrooms, business and conferencing facilities, a Starbucks coffee outlet, restaurants, bars and a luxury health spa and leisure club, complete with a 25m swimming pool and gym. It is expected the hotel will open for business in the Spring of 2014.
Robert B. Cook, CEO of De Vere Village Urban Resorts said:
“Prime Four’s position and its status as a major new energy hub, together with Aberdeen’s ongoing economic resilience, meant that this was the ideal location for us to establish our first Village Resort in Scotland. This is a highly significant investment for the De Vere group and we are confident the facilities we will be providing will be attractive to both business visitors and leisure travellers and will also have plenty of appeal for local residents and the wider north east community. Personally as a local to Aberdeen I’m delighted to be back operating in a city close to my heart, on what is a world class development.”