Basic Site Details

Name: New Town House
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Municipal Offices  
Item 2 of 2Civic Offices  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Broad Street redevelopment of west side opposite Marischal College


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 429 May 1959 Proposed800,000 town house project; proposed start in 1960; 'Aberdeen Town Council authorised to undertake loan facilities' and formal application per Builder p978
Item 2 of 4September 1959 Proposed'hope to start in September or October their 850,000 scheme...[for] municipal offices...The Secretary of State for Scotland was prepared to sanction the borrowing of up to 385,000 to meet the cost of the first phase' per Builder p978
Item 3 of 49 October 1959 Proposedwork to begin; construction in two sections: the first stage - an L-shaped block w/ 200 ft. frontage and a 200 ft. wing (1/2 of building) and - the second stage - similar but tbd based on planning and demolition works; work also includes widening of Broad street; est. cost 700,000 (325,000 for first stage) per Builder p415
Item 4 of 416 October 1959 Scheme accepted10K to be spent on sculpture for scheme per Builder p459


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 2George McIntosh KeithArchitect 2 October 1959 responsible for planning as City Architect per Builder p368
Item 2 of 2Ian Manson ThomsonArchitect 9 October 1959 senior assistant in charge of project per Builder p415


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder29 May 1959  'New $800,000 Town House' p978
Item 2 of 4Builder29 May 1959  'Civic Offices for Aberdeen' p978
Item 3 of 4Builder9 October 1959  'Municipal Buildings for Aberdeen' p415
Item 4 of 4Builder16 October 1959  p459