Hallin Marine starts work on new premises in AberdeenCompany News // May 28, 2010
Work has started on a new, £3 million headquarters building that promises to bring new jobs to Aberdeen.
Hallin Marine UK Ltd’s managing director, Mike Arnold, dug the first shovel of soil for the foundations of the subsea contractor’s office and workshop complex in the Westhill area of the city and promised new jobs would follow.
Mr Arnold said: "We started our business from nothing some four years ago and have grown it at a fantastic rate, a rate that resulted in us recently being chosen to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise."
"We intend to carry on growing it at the same rate and for that we need great premises, like the purpose designed buildings we have started on today, and great people."
"The vast majority of our Hallin team have come from Aberdeen and the surrounding area and, by the time this building is ready to move into in 2011 we will need another 50."
The development will provide Hallin and sister engineering design company, Prospect, with 18,000 square feet of office space and 12,000 square feet of workshop facilities and house some 180 staff.
The location of the £3 million development is ideal for Hallin Marine as a number of its biggest clients are already based at Westhill. The development was designed by Tinto Architecture in collaboration with Hallin and is located on the Arnhall Business Park.
Tinto Architecture is managing the design process throughout the duration of the project, estimated for completion by Spring 2011. It is the biggest single new build that Tinto has worked on since the launch of the company seven years ago.
Tinto have worked closely with Hallin Marine and its major equity holder, Gresham House, over several months to help secure the former Scottish Water site.
Richard Tinto, managing director of Tinto Architecture, said: "Tinto are delighted to be working with Both Hallin and Gresham on this project. This exciting development sees Tinto establishing themselves in the firmly in the local commercial market and sets a benchmark of quality for our future developments."