City South Hopes to Duplicate Success with New Tenant

Agilico, formerly Capital Document Solutions, is the latest tenant to sign up for City South Business Park in Porthlethen. 

The workplace technology company is relocating its 20 strong workforce from Grampian House in Aberdeen to the 40 acre park five miles from Aberdeen City Centre. 

It is renting three light industrial units, totalling 4,000 sq ft, on a 10 year lease and is spending a significant amount on the refit. 

The company has had a presence in the North East since the 1980’s, initially in a partnership with Grampian Business Products before purchasing their premises near Aberdeen’s harbour in 2006.  In 2022 Capital was acquired by Agilico, the UK’s leading workplace technology company. It offers a wide range of services including managed print services, hosted VoIP telephony and automated invoice processing software. 

Steve Clark, the Regional Sales Director based in Aberdeen, said “The City South Development is a perfect location for us and it has easy transport links from the South with the AWPR allowing us to easily access the North faster than our current location. This means we will be better positioned to service clients all across Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire.  

“The site is a growing development that has a really exciting buzz to it. The 4,000 sq ft new build premises allows us to design & create a space that is modern and efficient in line with all of our other Agilico offices across the country. We aim to make sure that the experience our clients receive is provided in the same way whether they are in Southampton or Inverness. This is part of our plan of continuing to invest in people, products and infrastructure across the group.” 

Dandara began building the third phase of 28 industrial units in 2023 and are now nearing completion at the development.   

The latest building work follows the success of previous phases at City South, which is now over 80% occupied and has attracted a strong line-up of tenants including KCA Deutag, Richard Irvin, HVAC, LHR Marine and lift specialist Otis. 

Claire Bathgate, Head of Sales at Dandara Aberdeen, said: “It is brilliant to welcome Agilico to City South. We have had a lot of interest and several deals now completed or in the process of being finalised. With Euro garages on site and more occupiers coming soon the business park is really taking off. Our agents have seen an increase in enquiry levels and that is really positive for the Aberdeen market. At Dandara, we take great pride in crafting spaces that not only meet the highest standards of quality and functionality but also serve as the perfect backdrop for businesses to thrive. 

“We are confident that City South Business Park will provide the ideal environment for Agilico's continued growth and success.” 

The first of the new units in Phase 3 are now ready to occupy. Ranging in size from 850 sq ft they will be suitable for a wide variety of light industrial uses. Each unit will be completed to an EPC Rating A+ and will come with parking spaces. Larger units are also available along with class A office space. 

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