Buildings in Aberdeen and Inverness won honours in the latest British Council for Offices (BCO) annual Scottish Property Awards.
Aker Solutions’ phase one office development at Aberdeen International Business Park was declared the best place to work in Scotland.
BCO judges were most impressed by Aker Solutions’s efforts to create an enjoyable environment for the workforce.
The energy services company has introduced a wide range of catering and retail options, an onsite nursery and multiple fitness facilities including a gym, squash court and sports hall.
Home to more than 3,000 workers, the building also came up trumps for its environmental credentials – achieving the highly-prized BREEAM (Building Research Establishment environmental assessment methodology scheme) “excellent” standard and Energy Performance Certificate A rating.
Inverness Campus Plot 8 came away with the BCO award for best Scottish project up to 21,500sq ft.
Judging panel chairman Stephen Lewis said: “The impressively high calibre of entries for this year’s Scottish awards made judging an enjoyable but challenging, task.
“It’s fantastic to see nominees from across the region continuing to surpass the BCO’s benchmark for excellence in the office sector, successfully developing outstanding buildings that house some of Scotland’s leading workforces.”
BCO chief executive Richard Kauntze added: “Once again, businesses across Scotland have put forward some incredibly strong examples of intelligent and well-executed workplaces.”
Other workplaces recognised include 110 Queen Street in Glasgow, Vodafone’s Berkeley Square offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh’s Whitespace development.
The Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow’ was put forward as Scotland’s nomination for the prestigious BCO Innovation Award, which will be announced at the BCO National Awards in October.