Basic Site Details

Name: Sangster and Henderson Premises, Union Street
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: BUSINESS PREMISES, ABERDEEN - New premises are to be erected in Union Street on the west side of St Catherineís Wynd, Aberdeen, for Messrs Sangster & Henderson drapers. The block will be five stories high in addition to basement and attics, and communication between all the floors will be afforded by a lift, in addition to staircases. The building was designed by Mr R G Wilson, architect, and the contractors are - masons, Pringle and Slessor; carpenters, Watt and Clark; slater, James Wilson; plasterer, George Gibb; painter and glazier, J Garvie & Sons; ironwork, MíKinnon & Company. [Builder 5 June 1897 p516]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Catherine's Wynd  
Item 2 of 2Union StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 16 May 1897 Plans approved 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Ellis & WilsonArchitectural practiceA1897  
Item 2 of 2Robert Gordon Wilson (senior)ArchitectA1897  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Sangster and Henderson drapers


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 June 1897  p516

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen City Archives (Copy in Public Library)Aberdeen Plans Committee Minutes Plans passed 6 May 1897