Basic Site Details

Name: Central Fire Station
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Architectural competition assessed by Munce of Belfast.
1st premium £50 A H L Mackinnon 75 Union Street Aberdeen
2nd premium £25 J A Ogg Allan. View Terrace Aberdeen
First premium to merge with commission if progressed. Estimated cost £10,400

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1King StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31896 Competition held 
Item 2 of 324 April 1897  Plans approved
Item 3 of 3c. 2000 Alteration/conversionConverted to student accommodation for UNITE Integrated Solutions plc

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 7John Alexander Ogg AllanArchitect 1896 Second premiated competition design (£25)
Item 2 of 7Alexander Robert MeldrumArchitectA18961897As assistant to A H L Mackinnon
Item 3 of 7Arthur Hay Livingstone MackinnonArchitectA18961897Won competition to secure job (prize £50)
Item 4 of 7Robert Moir GibsonArchitectA18961897As apprentice to A H L Mackinnon
Item 5 of 7Acanthus Architects Douglas ForrestArchitectural practiceBc. 2000 Converted to student accommodation for UNITE Integrated Solutions plc
Item 6 of 7Barratt BuildersIn-house architect(s)Bc. 2000 Converted to student accommodation for UNITE Integrated Solutions plc
Item 7 of 7Douglas ForrestArchitectBc. 2000 Converted to student accommodation for UNITE Integrated Solutions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 2 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp130
Item 3 of 3www.aberdeenarchitecture.org (Office for Research in Architecture)2004Contemporary Aberdeen Architecture: Selected projects from 1998 to 2004   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3BuilderLate 1896LXXI p385
Item 2 of 3Builder27 March 1897LXXII p299 - competition result
Item 3 of 3Builder30 October 1897  p359 - tenders

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 approved 26 April 1897
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19985 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Moir Gibson: L v24 no1936; Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon: F no3018 (box 15); Alexander Robert Meldrum: L v25 no 2030