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Major Office Renovation for Piper Sandler

Workplace design and management consultancy, Space Solutions, has completed a major renovation of Piper Sandler’s office in Aberdeen.

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  • Date 21st March 2023

Located in Waverley Place, Aberdeen, the 15,800 sq. ft., Grade B office building has been modernised to nurture team culture and flexibility while retaining its historic features.

Real estate advisor CBRE handled the lease renewal negotiation and managed the renovation project on behalf of Piper Sandler. The SPACE Design & Build team undertook the design services, incorporating interior architecture and design, fit-out and FF&E, and was supported by the Transform and Blind Solutions divisions. Integrating local artwork and timeless furniture pieces from the original office, Piper Sandler’s Aberdeen office reflects its modern, global identity while incorporating the historic features of the building and the city.

Ruari Campbell, Studio Director (Aberdeen) at Space Solutions, said: “With Aberdeen city centre offices at a premium, we have modernised a historic building. Set in a prime location, we incorporated social spaces within Piper Sandler’s office to facilitate relationship-building with current and potential clients. Following the increasing take-up of commercial property in Aberdeen, this project injects critical investment and modernisation while retaining the city’s history.


It is crucial that workplaces are adapted to the needs of people who work in them, so we worked with Piper Sandler and CBRE to design an engaging, contemporary environment for their young and vibrant team. By creating distinctly functional workspaces that strengthen team culture and collaboration, we have provided the staff at Piper Sandler with the variety to choose how they work, both internally and with clients.

Ruari Campbell, Studio Director (Aberdeen)

Dani Breva, Director Interior & Construction Management at Piper Sandler, commented: “The remodel of the Piper Sandler Aberdeen office was an amazing transformation of space. There are three goals I always want to achieve when remodelling, moving or opening a Piper Sandler office: create a space that employees are proud to work in, easy to recruit talent, and create a space you want to invite clients to. The Aberdeen office remodel nailed all three! The team on this project was amazing, great listeners, talented and fun – great partnership.”

Roddy Morrison, Director at CBRE Scotland, said: “Piper Sandler takes a collaborative approach when working with its design teams and builds a fantastic relationship from the outset. The result is an engaged team with a clear desire to go above and beyond to ensure the best possible space is delivered for the client.”

Following wide staff engagement in the initial design stages, the office renovations span the office’s three floors. The ground floor features formal meeting spaces and boardrooms to build client relationships. Open plan workspaces on the first and second floors offer flexibility and areas for socialising, from focus pods for quiet work to open collaboration spaces and huddle rooms, while retaining comfort and contemporary style.

Space Solutions has been creating award-winning interiors since 1997. The business continues to develop the concept of workplace consultancy and has worked with major public & private organisations across the UK. The business has locations in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee Livingston and London and employs 198 members of staff.