Basic Site Details

Name: Housing, Ashgrove Road
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11952 Scheme acceptedPlans approved for erection of 426 homes in blocks of three-storey flats and four-storey maisonettes. The dominant feature of the plan is an eight-storey block on a 30-acre site at Ashgrove Road, providing 32 family homes.

The 'skyscraper' is to be of reinforced concrete, intended to harmonise with the city's traditional granite.

It is intended that this will be the first of many high-rises in the city, as the Council have accepted that the city has reached its potential for outward development.


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 1Alexander Buchanan Gardner  1952 As City Architect


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


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder11 January 1952  p33