Basic Site Details

Name: Aberdeen Airport
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Services engineers British Airports Authority; QS Langdon & Every; Interior designers Glynn Smith Associates; Accoustics Paul Newman;
main contractor Balfour Beatty

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21977 OpenedPassenger terminal opened
Item 2 of 21978 Build/constructionApron Services Building, Aberdeen Airport. Cost 250,000. Other Buildings Commissioned by Public Bodies (Information fromNMRS). Also Control Tower.


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 26(Professor) James PaulArchitect    
Item 2 of 26Alexander John SmithArchitect    
Item 3 of 26Alexander Steele     
Item 4 of 26Alistair Graham AllanArchitect    
Item 5 of 26David William Baxter (junior)Architect    
Item 6 of 26George CruickshankArchitect    
Item 7 of 26George Lindsay BruceArchitect    
Item 8 of 26H S WebsterArchitect    
Item 9 of 26Ian Geoffrey PlenderleathArchitect    
Item 10 of 26John Scott BeveridgeArchitect    
Item 11 of 26John Stewart ClarkArchitect    
Item 12 of 26Kenneth William LochrieArchitect    
Item 13 of 26Norman Alexander BarrArchitect    
Item 14 of 26Peter MurchieArchitect    
Item 15 of 26Robert Reid BlackArchitect    
Item 16 of 26Roy David Clark     
Item 17 of 26William Mathieson Dugan EmslieArchitect    
Item 18 of 26Gerard Johannes BakkerArchitectA1977 Project Architect
Item 19 of 26John Deacon RichardsArchitectA1977 Gerrard Bakker was project architect, but the design was closely based on Richards' design for Edinburgh Airport
Item 20 of 26Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA1977 Passenger terminal
Item 21 of 26Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA1977 Probably involved
Item 22 of 26W A Fairhurst & PartnersEngineerB1977 Structural engineers
Item 23 of 26Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practice 1978 Involved in Build/construction of Apron Services Building, Aberdeen Airport in 1978.
Item 24 of 26J A ArmstrongArchitectCc. 1978 Control Tower
Item 25 of 26McAlister Armstrong & Partners  Cc. 1978 Control Tower
Item 26 of 26W H McAlisterArchitectCc. 1978 Control Tower


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp127 RMJM
Item 3 of 4RMJM  RMJM Practice Brochure   
Item 4 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp267

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Gerard BakkerInterview of Gerard Bakker by Kirsten McKee, December 2008   
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material