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Revision as of 20:52, 28 August 2019

While we are not currently or directly looking for a new location, it is always good to keep an eye on locations options and opportunities.

25/08/19 Update: Actually, we kinda are: See archive email

This page is intended to be treated only as background research and not as any plan or intent - just a crowd sourced brainstorm thing. It may however serve as the information source for a move decision at some point.

The Engage space is around 400 sq foot / 37m2.

An ideal budget would be around ~£4000 p/a, as that is what we've typically been able to sustain.

Please add any ideas here.



To investigate

Ruled Out

Formerly know as Doctor Drakes

Doctor Drakes

Shiprow near PureGym.

It has a flat felt roof, closure in ~2005, more details to be added.

Jim Ewen, Director of The Anatomy Rooms was the managing director of Dr Drakes, according to https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/8264/



38 Union Terrace Gardens

38 Union Terrace Gardens

Added: 6 Aug 19, by AG from DH

2 Rooms, 29.7 Sq m / 319.7 Sq ft, £400 p/m.

First month rent would not be charged if we confirm over week-starting 26/08/19.

View video tour

22 Menzies Road, Torry

22 Menzies Road

Added: 4 July 19, by AG

The subjects comprise the ground and basement level of a traditionally constructed terraced tenement building of which the upper floors are of residential use. Internally, the subjects comprise a well-proportioned sales area, kitchen/storeroom and a unisex accessible WC. The generous basement store is accessed off a communal stairway.

The subjects comprise the ground and basement level of a traditionally constructed terraced tenement building of which the upper floors are of residential use. Internally, the subjects comprise a well-proportioned sales area, kitchen /storeroom and a unisex accessible WC. The generous basement store is accessed off a communal stairway. Zone A 34.37 Sq m / 370 Sq ft, Basement 30.29 Sq m / 326 Sq ft.

Cost: £4,000 p/a (£333 p/m)



File:22 Menzies Road Torry.pdf

38 Victoria Road, Torry

38 Victoria Road

Added: 8 Aug 19, by AG

This is ideal for a new start up business. Front shop with large display window, back office and a W.C.

£350 p/m


152-154 Gallowgate

152 154 Gallowgate

Added: 12 July 19, by AG

The property comprises 2 single storey flat roofed mid-terrace and adjacent end-terrace shop units of reinforce concrete and brick construction which have been converted to provide office accommodation. No. 154 has a basement area accessed by stairs, which is serviced by an access road. Internally the premises currently provides 3 offices, a reception office, a waiting area, toilet accommodation and tea preparation area at ground floor level and a store, office and toilet facilities in the basement.

Ground Floor Office with Basement. Total area: 83.41 sq.m / 898 sq.ft, ground floor: 58.49 sq.m / 630 sq.ft, basement 24.92 sq.m / 268 sq.ft, Delivery Access to the Rear.

Cost: Offers invited over £6,000 p/a (£500 p/m)



File:152-154 Gallowgate.pdf

3 Thistle Lane, Aberdeen

3 Thistle Lane

Added: 15 July 19, by AG

Smart Self Contained West End Office building on Thistle Lane, Aberdeen is new to the market and now available to rent. New Decor and carpet fitted, quiet location in city centre with parking permit avail from ACC, Overlooks a Garden. Must be seen, Viewings avail now.

Internally the property comprises entrance lobby (about 1.5m x 1.5m), office (5.85m x 2.7m) and single WC (about 1.5m x 2m).

20.05 sq.m / 216 sq.ft

Cost: £350 p/m (£4,200 p/a)





Note from Andy: I went to view this on the 28th of August and was shown round by Cliff from Letts & Co. Some notes from that viewing...

  • The space is good in that it's one big room, that would be flexible in terms of dividing it up into zones, but it is not so big, at (5.85m x 2.7m, 15.795 m2). IN practive this is not much bigger than the main room in the Engage space (5.7m x 2.6m) but it feels a lot bigger I guess because it is lighter and less cluttered.
  • The place is in good condition, with new-ish paint, good lighting and a new carpet.
  • It is nice and light, but still quite private, with most of the windows facing east overlooking the garden of the neighbouring tenement.
  • There are around 4 electric heaters
  • The windows are double glazed
  • There are plenty of plug sockets, also a phone socket
  • It is below the threshold for rates, so the only bills would be electricity and phone/internet
  • It is owned by the Letts & Co, they have at least one other non-profit tenant and sounded like they'd be a fair and reliable landlord.
  • We can get one, maybe two, resident's parking permits from ACC which I think are £40 p/a
  • Although there are adjoining buildings, I think it's just a garage and a shed, so little risk of noise complaints
  • It is good in terms of disabled access, as far as I can tell, from my limited knowledge of physical accessibility best practice. There is only a small step to enter the space, not sure if the WC entrance is wide enough for a wheelchair.

137 Holburn Street, Aberdeen

137 Holburn Street

Added: 15 July 19, by AG

Ground floor office/retail unit. Internally, the space incorporates suspended timber flooring to the ground floor whilst the walls and ceilings consist of plasterboard design with a painted finish. Previously the space was laid out as a cafe with space for between 10 - 17 covers and has also been used as an office with a two desks in the rear room and a two desks in the front room. A W.C. can be found within the subjects which benefit from modern ceramic fittings. There is a basement which can be accessed from a hatch in the rear kitchen area.

277 Sq Ft / 25 Sq M.

Cost £6,000 p/a (£500 p/m)


File:137 Holburn Street.pdf

Deemouth Business Centre

Deemouth Business Centre

Added: 15 July 19, by AG

Deemouth Business Centre is a small business park just across the river in Torry. There are a selection of units around a courtyard.

They have a lot of units, or various sizes, so it might be good in that we could stay in the same place and adjust our capacity as required.

Cost: ?




Unit 7, 109 Urquhart Road

Added: 4 July 19, by AG

The property is located just off King Street, one of Aberdeen’s main arteria roads. It lies to the North East of the city centre approximately 1km north of Union Street. The property has most recently been used as a gym (Use Class 11). It offers space suitable for several purposes, however, interested parties should note that Change of Use with Aberdeen City Council Planning Department would be required for any other use than a gym. The accommodation comprises mid-terraced industrial unit together with ancillary office space, kitchen, WC.

Just near Transition Extreme.

Cost: £8,500 p/a (£708 p/m)


248 North Balnagask Road, Torry

Added: 4 July 19, by AG

The property comprises a single storey shop unit with residential accommodation above. The property has access to car parking. The accommodation comprises the front shop, kitchen/staff area, and toilet.



File:248 N Balnagask Road.pdf

Units G&H, Kettock Lodge, Bridge of Don

Kettock Lodge
Kettock Lodge

Added: 24 Aug 19, by EW

The top floor of an office building, used with agreement from a local charity and possibly shared with others in terms of storage. The size available is suggested to be on the scale of an average community hall going of descriptions given. If occupying for a longer term, the general idea is that we could establish areas in this space ie. a clean area, a working area, a space for storage etc. We would have to build non-destructive walls for divisions between space areas. If occupying for a shorter term, we'd use the space to store whilst looking at other locations and possibly use the opportunity to organise our equipment/occupying with the good light and space the location has to offer.

They have an Internet connection but trunk cable would need to be rerouted. We can have door access to the building with a code, and maybe 1 key for the actual space.