Dundee-based main contractor McGill has carried out a full refurbishment of Affinity Business Centre, a modern workspace based in the city’s Harrison Road.

With decades of experience in implementing full refits in commercial buildings, McGill was the main contractor of choice for this extensive refurbishment project. Affinity Business Centre is a large building with more than 30 offices and four large storage and warehouse spaces, so a complete refurbishment was needed to bring it up to modern workplace standards.

As main contractor, McGill undertook all elements of the complete internal and external building refit. McGill teams installed new ceilings, toilets, and kitchens, and decorated the entire building. A new heating system was installed, as was a bright and spacious canteen area. Externally, the car park has been resurfaced and electric vehicle charging points were installed. McGill’s skilled and experienced teams also upgraded the building to include all LED lighting, emergency lighting, and smoke and heat detectors. The stores and warehouse areas have been completely upgraded and made tenant-ready.

A building fit for the future

Commercial Director at McGill, Douglas Smith, says of the refit, “McGill is the go-to contractor for refurbishments right across Scotland, and our teams have done an outstanding job with Affinity Business Centre. Importantly, it’s a sustainable building, with a wind turbine and increasing numbers of EV charging points installed, so it’s also future-proof. This type of project is a great way for McGill to demonstrate it’s all-trades capability; our own directly employed operatives did everything from heating installation in the building, to fire and smoke alarms, to fitting out kitchens, bathrooms, and offices, as well as decorating throughout.”

This refit has been so successful that the business centre has attracted a large number of local and national organisations seeking office space in the heart of industrial Dundee. Site Manager Paul Mitchell said, “The refurbishment by McGill has completely transformed the look and feel of the business centre. What our tenants love is that it’s business-ready, with ultra-fast WIFI, modern kitchens, and new office furniture – all they have to do on Day One is turn up and enjoy their new workspace. The business centre is currently full to capacity, which is a testament to McGill’s work in making it a space that offers quality and affordability when compared to our competitors.”