Douglas Garden

Douglas Garden


Project & Building Consultancy


01224 569665


Building Consultancy and Project Management




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.


Project Management

An impressive track record in the design and project management of prominent new-build commercial properties in Aberdeen, acting for both developers and owner-occupiers.

Project Monitoring

Extensive project monitoring experience.  Currently appointed by Santander to lead a team monitoring the £50 million Peterhead Port Authority inner harbour redevelopment project. 


Considerable experience advising landlords and tenants on their repairing obligations arising from commercial leases and in the negotiation of dilapidations settlements at lease expiry.

Building Surveys

Regularly undertakes building surveys and due diligence for a variety of commercial premises including office, retail and industrial buildings to assist prospective purchasers with their due diligence process.

Planned Preventative Maintenance

Experienced in the inspection of large property portfolios for various clients to identify long term maintenance requirements and calculate anticipated expenditure.