One of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered surveyors, DM Hall has announced that they have successfully let a long-established licensed premises in Aberdeen’s Windmill Brae to brewer OGV Taprooms.
The site, which was previously a nightclub, has been taken on an eight-year lease at an initial annual rental of £40,000. Commercial People has learned that the new occupier is undertaking a full fit-out of the premises with an opening planned once the current COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland allow.
The refurbished premises will comprise of two bars – one operated by OGV Taprooms and the second by CASC which is expanding its offering currently available at its Merchant Quarter Bar.
It is envisaged that the former Garage nightclub area will be split into two areas: a bar with over 40 taps, while the current dance floor and stage area will be a multi-use conference, exhibition and performing area. Downstairs, the former Steinhaus area will be opened as a new bar/eatery.
Lisa Cowie (pictured right), Commercial Property Agent at DM Hall who oversaw the transaction, said: “At a time when there is considerable pressure on the licensed sector which has resulted in the closure of many well-known, and in some cases long-standing Aberdeen establishments, this is a positive news story for the city.
“Having seen OGVs plans for the premises and the speed with which it is undertaking its extensive fit-out, I have no doubt that the new offering will prove as popular with a new generation as previous offerings on this site have been in the past.
“I am pleased to have been able to deliver this deal for my landlord client and for OGV Taprooms”.