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Aberdeen Sports Village dives in with Ryden

23rd February 2017

Ryden has won the instruction to prepare a 10-year planned maintenance programme for Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) following a competitive bidding process.

The bid was secured by the firm’s Project & Building Consultancy team in Aberdeen which was recently boosted by the appointment of new Partner Douglas Garden who joined in January from Knight Frank.

ASV is the premier sports facility in the North East of Scotland and home to an array of first class sporting facilities and events.

ASV aims to deliver high quality sports services and opportunities for all at the home of sport in the North East. The facility, which opened in 2009, is the result of a joint venture by funding partners the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and sportscotland. Following a £22m investment, the Aquatics centre which boasts a 50m Olympic standard 10 lane pool and Olympic standard 25m diving pool, opened in 2014 extending ASV’s offering,

Douglas Garden, Ryden’s Head of Project & Building Consultancy in Aberdeen comments:

“This is an excellent win for our team to take forward the maintenance of this important resource which, as well as being used by the local community, has the potential to boost to the local economy by hosting sporting competitions. Our planned maintenance programme will ensure the facility remains in the condition required to attract international event organisers whilst keeping costs within budget for the public sector operators.”

Douglas Garden

Douglas joined the Ryden partnership in 2017 and heads up the Project & Building Consultancy team in Aberdeen.  Prior to joining Ryden, he was a partner in charge of Knight Frank’s Aberdeen Building Consultancy department for 12 years.

He provides a wide range of clients with advice on: design, project management, project monitoring, contract administration, building surveys, dilapidation and planned preventative maintenance. 

Doug has considerable experience in project management / monitoring, space utilisation and architectural design.  He also has a proven track record in handling dilapidations work for both landlords and tenants.

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