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The Capitol, Union Street

Transform were delighted to have won this striking fit out through competitive tender process. We fitted out Knight Property Group’s iconic re-development of The Capitol cinema in Aberdeen for the first occupant. PwC, one of the global giants in professional services, have moved their 120 strong team from Albyn Place to the top floor of the office development.

The Grade A building offers a 1930’s art deco inspired entrance, marble and granite finishes throughout, 10,000 sq. foot column free office space and spectacular views of Aberdeen City. Formerly known as a cinema, theatre and latterly a bar and nightclub, The Capitol theatre was left derelict for over 5 years until Knight Property Group and M&G Real Estate launched the £30 million transformation. Investing time and money into the building, the team have restored The Capitol back to its former glory.

Kevin Reynard, Office Senior Partner for PwC in Aberdeen said: “Rarely are office buildings such as The Capitol conceived and constructed with an exacting eye for detail and quality. Combining the listed historic theatre Foyer with its original art deco features with modern open plan and efficient office space should be applauded.” After 3 months of work, PwC are almost at the end of their impressive fit out and will officially move in to their Union Street address this November. Kevin Reynard added: “Having our teams together on one floor will not only allow us to enhance our flexibility and speed-to-market but our ability to deliver excellent services and advice across all our lines of service from auditing and deals to human resources and cybersecurity. “But it’s not just about what the move does for our clients and staff. The move will help create a new energy around the business community in Aberdeen which is focusing in and around the west end of the city.
“We are determined to be at the heart of Aberdeen and the North East and The Capitol delivers that in terms of accommodation. In addition to this we’ll have a fantastic view of the city from the top floor, giving us quite literally an opportunity to see Aberdeen in a new way.”

Howard Crawshaw, Director at Knight Property Group comments, “It’s an exciting time for Knight Property Group. The care and attention given to The Capitol during the restoration has been continued in the fit out of the top floor. PwC have created a spectacular working environment for their staff.” Transform are delighted to have carried out such a prestigious project, and look forward to tendering for the next potential occupants.

Project: Cat B Fit Out of 7th Floor
Total Building Costs: £504,000
Client: PWC
Architect: BDP
Project Manager: Faithful and Gould
Principle Contractor: Transform