Aberdeen Office Profile
Our office is in a Victorian granite villa, with a new three-floor extension at the back. Its blend of traditional and modern made it winner of best fit-out project by the British Council of Offices. It’s located in the prestigious West End, just a 20-minute walk from the centre, with good public transport links.
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At the office you’ll find:
- bike cycle racks at the back of the building
- well-stocked staff kitchens on each floor, with drinks dispensers and microwaves
- a staff area, offering outstanding views over south Aberdeen, Sky TV and a chance to relax
- yoga classes
- showers and fresh towels – handy if you’re cycling into work, or running at lunch
The best places to eat, drink and shop
There are lots of local cafes and a number of good restaurants near the office. The city centre isn’t far, which opens up a whole new range of possibilities.
Breakfast, coffee and lunch
- Café Cognito on St. Swithin Street is a cosy little spot offering great coffee, porridge and breakfast rolls in the morning, sandwiches at lunch, and lots of ice cream
- You can grab a takeaway at Prego on Fountainhall Street, and choose from freshly made wraps, salads and paninis
- Hammerton Store on Great Western Road is a general food store and deli, packed with all sorts of tasty treats
- Blackbird Bakery on Union Grove is also close to the office, and does fantastic cupcakes
- If you’re looking for somewhere to sit down for lunch, The Dutch Mill on Queen’s Road does everything from fish and chips to jacket potatoes, Dizzy’s on Carden Place offers an array of lighter bites, sandwiches and burgers, or go to Turkish restaurant, Rendezvous at Nargile on Forest Avenue for great meze
- The Aberdeen team often make a visit to Deja Vu sandwich bar on Rose Street, serving a staggering selection of delicious sandwiches and wraps on a Friday. It’s worth the walk on a nice day!
- Four minutes from the office is Malmaison, a boutique hotel with its own brasserie, serving delicious food and wine in smart, relaxed surroundings
- IX restaurant at Chester Hotel is also nearby. Choose from their fresh fish and meat counters, and your meal will be prepared on the grill – delicious
- In the opposite direction, just a 10-minute walk away is the newly-renovated No 10 Bar & Restaurant, which is becoming something of a hotspot in the west end of Aberdeen for lunch, dinner or some after work drinks
- The Dutch Mill is a couple of doors down from the office, and where you’ll find colleagues gathering for after-work drinks
- There are also a number of bars on the way into the city centre, along Albyn and Union Streets. Office favourites include No 10 Bar & Restaurant, The Albyn, The College, which is a sports bar, and Soul, set in an old church
The office is a 20-minute walk from the city centre, which hosts a number of shopping centres including the Trinity, Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centres. It’s also a short drive away from the popular shopping and dining destination of Union Square, near Aberdeen’s harbour.
Sport & Fitness
A number of colleagues are part of the office walking and running club, and frequently go running at lunch time. You can also go rock climbing at Transition Extreme, or go surfing if the wind’s up. In the winter months skiing and snowboarding are an option as two of Scotland’s best skiing areas, Glenshee and The Lecht, are nearby.
Local attractions, culture and the arts
Aberdeen is rightly proud of its heritage and culture, and you’ll find plenty of ways to fill your time.
- Aberdeen Art Gallery has an impressive permanent collection of paintings and sculptures, as well as a regularly changing exhibition schedule
- Aberdeen Maritime Museum is worth a visit to get a better understanding of the city’s long relationship with the sea. Provost Skene’s House dates from 1545 and offers a glimpse into how people have lived in the city over the centuries. Or see what gaol might have been like in the 17th-century at The Tolbooth Museum
- A visit to Aberdeen is never complete without a stroll along the beach and a visit to the picturesque Footdee or ‘Fittie’ village, the old fishing community on the harbour
- We’re also lucky enough to have a lot of festivals through the year, bringing all sorts of people and performances to city. Try the Word Festival, TechFest, Aberdeen Jazz Festival and International Youth Festival for starters
- If theatre’s your thing, take a look at what’s playing at His Majesty’s. Or if you prefer a movie, Belmont Film House on Belmont Street shows some of the indie films that often don’t make it to bigger screens