Basic Site Details

Name: Union Building (or Buildings)
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Office  
Item 2 of 3RECREATIONALYesReading room
Item 3 of 3TenementYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 21 and 2, Castle Street  
Item 2 of 25-21, Union Street  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318191822Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31973  Gutted
Item 3 of 319771979RestorationTotal reconstruction of burnt-out buildings and restoration within original shell.

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 4Archibald SimpsonArchitect 18191822 
Item 2 of 4David George MillerArchitectA19771979Total reconstruction of burnt-out buildings and restoration within original shell.
Item 3 of 4Ian Manson ThomsonArchitectA19771979Total reconstruction of burnt-out buildings and restoration within original shell.
Item 4 of 4Thomson Taylor Craig and DonaldArchitectural practiceA19771979Total reconstruction of burnt-out buildings and restoration within original shell.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Corner House HotelsClient for restoration

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p119
Item 2 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 3Fraser, G M1918Archibald Simpson Architect and his times Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 5 April to 11 October 1918 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20514