Basic Site Details

Name: City Hospital
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: First hospital (by William Smith II) was of concrete construction - the first known use of the material for a hospital in Scotland.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618741877  
Item 2 of 61887  Wooden smallpox pavilion added; wooden floors and panelling inserted in existing wards
Item 3 of 618911895 Extensions - new wards blocks, nurses' bedrooms, laundry, disinfecting block, mortuary, gateway and entrance lodge, plus alterations to administration buildings
Item 4 of 61911  Tuberculosis pavilion added
Item 5 of 61931  Extension, including nurses' home
Item 6 of 6Before 1981 Addition30-bed geriatric unit

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 9Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)Architectural practiceA1874 William Smith II responsible
Item 2 of 9William Smith IIArchitectA1874 As City Architect
Item 3 of 9Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)Architectural practiceB18911895Extensions - John Rust responsible
Item 4 of 9John RustArchitectB18911895Extensions - new wards blocks, nurses' bedrooms, laundry, disinfecting block, mortuary, gateway and entrance lodge, plus alterations to administration buildings - as City Architect
Item 5 of 9Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)Architectural practiceC1931 Extensions, including nurses' home - Alexander Buchanan Gardner as City Architect
Item 6 of 9Alexander Buchanan GardnerArchitectC1931 Extensions, including nurses' home - as City Architect
Item 7 of 9Robert Roger AlexanderArchitectAc. 1981 30-bed geriatric unit
Item 8 of 9George Bennett Mitchell & SonArchitectural practiceGc. 1981 30-bed geriatric unit
Item 9 of 9Henry Alan Shanks Hamilton Gc. 1981 30-bed geriatric unit

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Grampian Health BoardGrampian Health Board Archives Common Services Agency - plans (1872-5, 1892, 1905, 1928)
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47352Urquhart Road, City Hospital
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Buchanan Gardner: L no3704 (box 15) & F no3822 (box 29)