Morgan Sindall has begun construction work on the £107m Marischal Square development in Aberdeen.
The Aviva Investors-backed city centre scheme will include a 126-bed Marriott hotel, 173,000 sq ft of office space, as well as a new garden, civic space, and cafe and restaurant space.
The mixed-use development is also expected to create 300 construction jobs over the two-year building programme, with 1,500 new jobs expected to be created upon completion.
Morgan Sindall managing director in Scotland Harry Thorburn said: “This is a key project for us and one which we are proud to be delivering in this unique city.
“Our objective is to bring the vision of the developers and designers to reality in an efficient and safe manner and to ensure that the build programme minimises any disruption for the people using the city centre.”
Morgan Sindall was appointed to the job by developer Muse Developments
Muse regional director for Scotland Steve Turner said: “Aberdeen City Council are at the beginning of a long-term city centre regeneration project which aims to shape the city for the future and Marischal Square has the potential to play a significant part in that process.
“By bringing jobs to the heart of the city via the office space and helping to extend the night time economy through the bar and restaurant facilities, we believe the complex will help maintain Aberdeen’s position as one of the UK’s key business destinations.
“The level of interest in the bar/restaurant space is already high and we expect that to be mirrored by those seeking to take office space now that they see work starting on site.”
Marischal Square will be developed in a single phase with completion expected in summer 2017.