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New Queensferry Crossing already having positive impact on commercial and domestic property in the Kingdom  Hardies Dunfermline office has heralded the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing as an opportunity to create a prime transport and business hub in East Central Scotland.  Paul Carr, an Associate at Hardies Dunfermline office, said he believed that the forthcoming investment announced late last year by DFDS Seaways and Forth Ports in the Rosyth Zeebrugge ferry route would bring new opportunities from Rosyth, Dunfermline and Dalgety Bay.  “Fife is strategically p Read more
27th April 2016
Published by: Scotland B2B

Could the new crossing drive a Fife commercial property boom?

Yes, say property specialists who have already started to see an increase in demand driven by the new transport corridor The new Queensferry Crossing is already having positive impact on commercial property in Fife, according to property specialist hardies, which says the bridge presents an excellent opportunity to create a prime transport and business hub in east central Scotland. Paul Carr, an associate at Hardies’ Dunfermline office, says he also believes the forthcoming investment announced by DFDS Seaways and Forth Ports late last year – in which they have pledged to invest Read more
5th April 2016
Published by: Business Bulletin - Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Business Lessons I've learned

Toughest lesson you have learned? Working for clients at cut-price fees makes you a busy fool!  I think this is a common mistake many consultants make.  You need long term sustainable business at the right price for your company to grow.  We work hard on pricing at Hardies.  It’s especially important in Aberdeen at the moment and because we are still a fairly new name here.  We are a one-stop shop though so can offer client’s one point of contact. Most unusual piece of business won? Valuation advice on a former airport control tower on the North Coast &n Read more
5th April 2016
Published by: Roustabout Energy International

Hardies Celebrates Safecontractor Accreditation

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, which has 14 offices across Scotland, including an office at Spademill Lane, Aberdeen, has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.  Safecontractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.  Hardies, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013, is one of Scotland’s largest multi-discipline surveying firms.  It serves clients in both the private and public Read more
29th March 2016
Published by: Commercial Property Monthly

In My View

2015 saw a return of confidence and increased levels of activity in some sectors of the commercial property market across Fife and the early signs in 2016 are that a return to positivity is continuing.  This is despite the 'blip' caused by the temporary closure of the Forth Road Bridge in December 2015.  Whilst causing major headaches for anyone travelling to and from the region, the closure highlighted the vital strategic importance of the new Queensferry Crossing which is due for completion in December 2016. The opening of the new bridge, which may be in advance of the anticipated Read more
23rd March 2016
Published by: Duloch Discovery

Hardies in Safe Hands

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, one of Scotland’s largest multi discipline surveying firms, with fourteen offices across Scotland, has recently been held up as a highly successful example of good practice in Health & Safety.  A Health & Safety consultant from leading Health & Safety and Employment law firm Ellis Whittam, who offer tailored compliance and training services, visited Hardies offices in St Andrews, Dunfermline, Perth and Dundee to carry out annual Health & Safety Audits.  Said Judith Darnell, Business & Manager, who liaised wi Read more