New lease of life for refurbished Dyce industrial scheme


A terrace of eight energy efficient industrial and distribution units with yard accommodation next to Aberdeen Airport has been brought to market for lease or purchase by Clowes Developments, following a major refurbishment programme.

Located at 1-8 Woodlands Road, the properties range in size from 1,830 sq. ft. to 3,122 sq. ft. and can be let or sold individually, or in a combination. The units are being marketed through joint agents Knight Frank and Graham + Sibbald, with two already under offer.

The developer is targeting an EPC A rating at each property after a significant refurbishment project has brought them back into use. They had previously been considered for demolition but have instead been restored through the reuse of the existing frames with the application of modern materials and new cladding, bolstering the scheme’s sustainability credentials.

Clowes Developments has also installed energy efficient LED lighting, new window systems, and infrastructure for electric vehicles among a host of environmentally-friendly features. Each property includes office accommodation, with the exception of unit 6. Work at units 1-4 is on track to complete by the end of February, while units 5-8 are scheduled for delivery during March.

Scott Hogan, head of Scotland industrial and logistics at Knight Frank, said: “The industrial scheme on Woodlands Road shows what can be achieved by taking the right approach to reconditioning old properties. Carrying out a significant refurbishment rather than demolishing and starting again has resulted in a significant carbon and cost savings, while the addition of a range of sustainable features has made the properties an attractive prospect for modern occupiers in a highly competitive market. It is relatively rare for units of this size to become available for sale in Aberdeen and Dyce, a fact reflected by the number of enquiries we have already received.”

Chris Ion, partner at Graham + Sibbald, added: “The clever reuse of the existing terrace of units has captured embedded carbon, while the recladding work and application of modern materials, has modernised what could easily have been derelict site. It is relatively rare for these types of units to be available for either purchase or lease, which is a unique selling point in the Aberdeen market for a product of its size.”

Gordon Arthur, director at Clowes Developments, commented: “We are delighted to bring this development back to life. We have paid special attention to ensure the property can offer energy efficiency and green credentials, these are important factors for the group and we support the drive for carbon reduction within the property sector. We look forward to welcoming new owners and occupiers to the site.”

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