- Citibase has officially opened its newest centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.
- The flexible workspace company marked the occasion with a launch party featuring special guests.
- The new 50,000 sq ft space has the potential to accommodate over 2,000 entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs from Aberdeen were invited to celebrate the official opening of Citibase Aberdeen Hill of Rubislaw with a special launch event to unveil the new flexible office hub, situated in the recently renovated H1 building.
Special guests Lord Provost, Councillor Barney Crockett, and ex-Scotland international footballer, Gordon Strachan officially opened the building with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The centre has the potential to provide almost 50,000 sq ft of flexible and affordable fully serviced office space, with the capacity to house over 2,000 SMEs, entrepreneurs, start-ups and larger corporates.
The centre has already enjoyed strong early interest from a variety of local businesses in the area, in sectors such as oil and gas, technology and training.
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen City, Barney Crockett said: “It’s a pleasure to be marking this milestone for Citibase at Rubislaw Hill. Aberdeen’s rich business heritage is quite literally built upon the success of Rubislaw and its renowned granite quarry, so it’s fitting that the area remains home to the same spirit of commerce. The facilities underline Aberdeen’s modern-day role as a modern business hub with a focus on innovation and technology – we wish Citibase and the firms who will call Rubislaw Hill home, the very best for the months and years ahead.”
Citibase CEO Steve Jude, commented: “Our most recent Citibase Business Confidence Index revealed that 71% of Scottish SMEs prefer office contract lengths of less than three years, which is clear evidence that the flexible office revolution is gaining serious momentum in Scotland. Citibase is committed to providing Scottish SMEs with one of the best flexible office hubs in the city as demand continues to soar as businesses both large and small increasingly turn to our low-risk, short-term contracts.”
The centre’s launch is reflective of Scotland’s increased demand for flexible office space where businesses are growing or downsizing depending on their respective needs.
As with other Citibase business centres throughout the UK, Citibase Aberdeen Hill of Rubislaw offers flexible, short term and affordable contracts. As well as co-working areas, suites are offered in various sizes, from one person to much larger spaces, making it ideal for businesses at every stage of their development.