Basic Site Details

Name: Woodend Hospital
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Incorporates the former Oldmill Poorhouse and Oldmill Poorhouse Nurses' Home (see separate entries).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Woodend Municipal Hospital  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3October 1927 OpenedRe-opened by Aberdeen Town Council (formerly poorhouse, then military hospital - see separate entry for Oldmill Poorhouse)
Item 2 of 319361939 New nurses' home
Item 3 of 3Before 1941  Twin theatres, radiology department and cubicle isolation block


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 3Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division) BBefore 1941 Twin theatres, radiology department and cubicle isolation block - Alexander Buchanan Gardner as City Architect
Item 2 of 3Alexander Buchanan Gardner BBefore 1941 Twin theatres, radiology department and cubicle isolation block - as City Architect
Item 3 of 3Leo Durnin Bc. 1941 Twin theatres, radiology department and cubicle isolation block - as assistant to Alexander Buchanan Gardner in the City Architects' Department


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Town Council 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Oldmill PoorhouseIncludes Eday Road Viaduct (B listed), East and West lodges (B Listed), gatepiers and former probationary wards.

Total cost of Brown & Watt work: 120,000.

Now part of Woodend Hospital (see separate entry).


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Brogden, W A1998Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guideSecond editionEdinburgh: The Rutland Pressp154
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 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 3DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean  
Item 2 of 3Grampian Health BoardGrampian Health Board Archives Plans
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Buchanan Gardner: F no3822 (box 29)