Property News - Retailers in at Aberdeen

Stannifer and Hammerson have signed up the first occupiers for their Union Square retail and leisure scheme in Aberdeen. Next has taken a 2,785 sq m unit, double the size of its initial requirement in the city, and Odeon has agreed to operate the ten-screen multiplex. Stannifer development manager Andy Macdonald says retailer interest in the 51,000 sq m scheme is strong. Construction is due to begin later this year, with the centre due to open in early 2006.