Building work has commenced on Prime Four, Aberdeen’s first and only World Class business park.
Drum Property Group, the developer behind Prime Four, is investing over £100 million in creating the first phase of the park, which will include state of the art office space and training facilities for global oil and gas majors Apache, Nexen and Transocean.
The commencement of work at the park is expected to be a catalyst for additional significant investment and underlines the long term future of Aberdeen as the Energy Capital of Europe. Economic consultants have estimated that this phase, when fully operational, will sustain around 1,200 jobs locally and be worth £300 million a year to the local economy. Future phases of development at Prime Four will anchor many billions of pounds of economic output and thousands of additional jobs in the city for years to come.
Drum Property Group is also committed to enhancing access to the area, and is funding major local road improvements as part of the development. In addition to the contribution of over £1 million to the Strategic Transport Fund, Drum Property Group will be investing over £6 million in the improvement of the local road infrastructure surrounding Prime Four.
Drum Property Group is committed to using all available off-peak working hours to complete the road improvements as quickly as possible. We thank all users of roads affected in the local area for their patience, understanding and co-operation whilst this essential work is completed.
Jul 25 2012 – Aug 16 2012
A944 Off Peak Lane ClosuresThere will be off-peak lane closures on the A944 initially from Wednesday 25th of July, 2012 for a period of 3 weeks. The lane closures are in the interests of public safety during works associated with the commencement of activity on the Prime Four site and to allow for the road improvement works to begin.
Jul 20 2012 – May 10 2013
Cults to Kingswells Road Closure / DiversionThe Northbound C128C Cults to Kingshill road, Nether Kingshill to the A944 Skene Road will be closed from 6 August to Northbound traffic apart from access. This will be signposted at the Blacktop junction and an alternative route for northbound vehicles is available via the C127C Countesswells Road, Springfield Road, B9119 Queen’s Road, B9119 Skene Road. Southbound access from the Kingswells roundabout on the A944 towards Cults will remain open. This road closure and diversion will be in place for approximately 15 weeks.
Jul 19 2012 – Apr 30 2013
A944 WideningThe A944 will be widened east and westbound with additional dedicated lanes to Prime Four. The existing Kingswells roundabout will be realigned prior to the completion of Phase 1 of Prime Four in the summer of 2013.
The improvement works on the A944 and Kingswells roundabout begin from Wednesday 25th July and will continue for a period of 9 months.
The works will entail a 30mph limit to be in place approaching the Kingswells roundabout from both directions on the A944.
Both lanes of the A944 in either direction will remain open during peak travel times (7am to 9.30am; 3.30pm to 6pm).