Retail + Leisure

Blackdog is set over 70 acres and at its core is a modern retail and leisure hub with state-of-the-art facilities. Once complete Blackdog will be the largest and most accessible out of town shopping and leisure destination in Aberdeenshire.

At its heart, there will be:

  • Approximately 250,000 sq ft of retail, food and beverage units
  • Regional market-style food hall
  • Cinema
  • 150-bed hotel with conferencing facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Generous parking facilities
  • Pedestrianised walkways with attractive landscaping
  • Places to meet, relax and have fun

Therapy + Recreation

Set in an attractive pedestrianised zone, our retail and leisure units are available to pre-let with potential design and build opportunities. They have all been designed for maximum exposure and flexibility. They include:

  • Retail units to let from 1,500 sq ft up to 50,000 sq ft
  • Modern, open plan space
  • Flexible lease terms
  • Excellent BREEAM energy efficiency rating
  • Staff tea prep and WC facilities
  • Easy goods delivery entry
  • Storage space

Benefits + Demographics

Large Catchment

Located just 5 miles north of Aberdeen, Blackdog’s primary catchment area includes approximately 520,000 people, which is projected to increase to 543,000 by 2021. That means that average projected footfall is XX. Working on CACI information.

Moderately Affluent

The average household income in Blackdog’s 60 minute catchment is £43k; +18% above Scotland’s average. There is also below average unemployment.

Little Cometition

Within the Post AWPR catchment of 30 minutes, Blackdog’s catchment residents are +7% more likely to use cinemas and +10% more likely to regularly use restaurants. The current cinema provision is restricted to central Aberdeen. The proposed 6 screen cinema at Blackdog will benefit from the under-provision of out of town leisure and encourage linked trips for visitors.

Food + Drink

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As part of the scheme, Blackdog will feature a high-quality regional food hall where local producers and farmers are able to promote and sell their own food and drink to a wide audience in a market-style setting.

It is ideally positioned within the wider retail scheme to attract and add value to the existing leisure and retail offer.

The quality and diverse offering will also attract visitors from afar, making it a destination for tourists to sample and buy a variety of local produce