Developing people

Project description

The keystone of the council’s city centre masterplan, Marischal Square comprises of:
  • Two office buildings with 173,500 sq ft of Grade A office space and secure parking
  • 28,000 sq ft of space for seven restaurants and café bars. Current occupiers include national restaurant chain Prezzo and ice cream parlour Mackie’s of Scotland
  • A four star 126-room Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Modern civic and communal spaces, where new construction complements existing buildings such as the ‘Provost Skene’s House’ museum and Marischal College.

The development also features the part-pedestrianisation of Broad Street, which creates a new area of public space including fountains, grassed areas and event space. This new area gives greater prominence to the 469-year-old Provost Skene’s House.

The Morgan Sindall Construction design team used a level 2 BIM model on this project. This was invaluable in developing the design and devising the construction methodology. Through the model a number of clash detections were identified and resolved which improved both programme and site waste performance as the project progressed.

Responsible business

Developing people

Developing people

We worked with TPS/Rosie's Café to deliver Mental Health Awareness training to site personnel and catering services for all of our community events.

Shian MacDougall was part of the team working on the Marischal Square project. Having joined the business in October 2014 after gaining an HND in Quantity Surveying from Inverness College, he is currently undertaking his degree by attending Napier University on a day release basis.


"Turner & Townsend have worked closely with Morgan Sindall Construction over the last 18 months on the £107 million Marischal Square project. In this time Morgan Sindall Construction has demonstrated its ability to deliver complex design and build solutions, utilising BIM technology, within the client's key financial parameters.

"At all stages, Morgan Sindall Construction has adopted a collaborative, partnering approach which has supported the client through a number of preconstruction challenges and ultimately led to a successful solution being brought to site."

Bruce Frater
Turner & Townsend