KPMG has underlined its commitment to Aberdeen by revealing plans to move to a new base in the city, writes Scott Wright.

The Big Four accountant said it will relocate from Albyn Place to the multi-million-pound development in Marischal Square in spring.

The move will see more than 140 auditors and advisers make the short trip to new premises which the firm said will offer greater flexibility and bring teams together for the first time in an open-plan space. Its new home will be on the fourth floor of 1 Marischal Square, where offices will sit side by side with coffee shops, restaurants and gardens.

Martin Findlay, senior partner at KPMG in Aberdeen, said: “We’ve called Albyn Place home for 25 years, and have some great memories here, but we’re incredibly excited about our next move. KPMG has been part of the fabric of Aberdeen since the 19th century, so we felt it was only fitting to make our next base a development which truly reflects the city’s optimistic future.

“For the first time, our various teams in Aberdeen will be able to work together in one dedicated floor, allowing far greater collaboration and flexibility.

“Our big focus will be on technology and innovation, developing a space that empowers our people and our clients to work together in the heart of the Granite City.”