Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Life Offices
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Builder 2 November 1901 Page 391:
'On the 20th ult the new buildings erected in Union Terrace Aberdeen for the Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society were formally inagurated. The plan consists of two shops with back saloons and cellarage on the ground floor, and the first, second and third floors are arranged as suites of offices with accommodation for a caretaker on the attic floor. ...... Mr George Sutherland of Aberdeen is the architect.'

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen County Offices, Welfare, Housing, etcYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 124, 25, Union TerraceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 22 November 1901 Openedp391
Item 2 of 26 March 1902  Date of report in Aberdeen Daily Journal

People

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 6Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectA1902  
Item 2 of 6George WilsonArchitectA1902  
Item 3 of 6Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceA1902  
Item 4 of 6George SutherlandArchitectB1902 Builder 2 November 1901 indicates that Sutherland was more than just the executant architect for Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. Roles of respective architects! still unclear
Item 5 of 6James Masson PirieArchitectB1902 Builder 2 November 1901 indicates that Sutherland was more than just the executant architect for Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. Roles of respective architects! still unclear
Item 6 of 6Sutherland & PirieArchitectural practiceB1902 Builder 2 November 1901 indicates that Sutherland was more than just the executant architect for Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. Roles of respective architects! still unclear

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Daily Journal15 March 1902   
Item 2 of 2Builder2 November 1901  p391

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen City Archives (Copy in Public Library)Aberdeen Plans Committee Minutes Plans 6 March 1902
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19981 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Sutherland: F no1919 (microfilm reel 16)