Basic Site Details

Name: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Town, district or village: Foresterhill
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for Woolmanhill buildings.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1ForesterhillYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51927  Designed
Item 2 of 519281936Construction 
Item 3 of 528 May 1928 Foundation stone 
Item 4 of 522 September 1936 Opened 
Item 5 of 527 November 1959 Proposedmajor extension, est. cost 575,000 per Builder p783


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 7Pite, Son & FairweatherArchitectural practiceA  Worked with James Brown Nicol
Item 2 of 7James Brown NicolArchitectA19271936 
Item 3 of 7Kelly & NicolArchitectural practiceA19271936Nicol responsible
Item 4 of 7George Dudley StalkerArchitectA19281931 or 1933As apprentice to James Brown Nicol
Item 5 of 7Douglas William InnesArchitectA19291933As assistant to James Brown Nicol
Item 6 of 7Alastair Stewart FosterArchitectAAfter 1932Before 1936For 8 months as assistant to James Bron Nicol
Item 7 of 7Albert Victor GardnerArchitect 1939 New Radiology Department


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3British Medical Association1939The Book of Aberdeen Aberdeen 
Item 2 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp90, 242

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Aberdeen Press and JournalSeptember 1936   
Item 2 of 7Architect and Building News1930Jan-June p174
Item 3 of 7Architect and Building News1930July-Dec p277
Item 4 of 7Architect and Building News1932Jan-June p152
Item 5 of 7Architect and Building NewsSeptember 1936  Precise date uncertain
Item 6 of 7Architect and Building News1939July-Dec p344
Item 7 of 7Builder27 November 1959  p783

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alastair Stewart Foster: A no6447 (combined box 140); Douglas William Innes: F no5174 (combined box 61); George Dudley Stalker: A no5583 (combined box 89)