Basic Site Details

Name: British Home Stores
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost approximately 2,000,000

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Department store  
Item 2 of 2Market  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 293, Market Street  
Item 2 of 2Union Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119711974Build/constructionRedevelopment


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 9Andrew George DerbyshireArchitectA19711974Redevelopment
Item 2 of 9Ian Marshall Torrance Samuel Architect, Town PlannerA19711974Redevelopment - working in Kenneth Graham's team. Gives 1968 as the start date.
Item 3 of 9John Christopher ('Chris') CarterArchitectA19711974Redevelopment
Item 4 of 9John Deacon RichardsArchitectA19711974 
Item 5 of 9Kenneth Edward GrahamArchitectA19711974Redevelopment - partner in charge
Item 6 of 9Kenneth George BufferyArchitectA19711974Redevelopment
Item 7 of 9Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19711974 
Item 8 of 9Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19711974 
Item 9 of 9Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA19711974 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2British Homes Stores 
Item 2 of 2Market development for Commercial Union Properties 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 2 of 3RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 3 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp132, 152

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Ian M T SamuelInformation sent to Yvonne Hillyard March 2012