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Marischal College

 

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  • Marischal College was founded by James the VI of Scotland in 1593 as a university.
  • The 125 metre long granite facade and 72 metre tall tower were added in Edwardian times and opened in 1906. With these dimensions it is the second largest granite building in the world.
  • The building was reportedly a favourite of Adolf Hitler who wished to make it his main residence in Scotland in the event of a successful Nazi invasion.
  • Planning permission now exists to turn Marischal College into an office building whilst retaining the facades.

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Architect
Alexander Marshall Mackenzie
Archibald Simpson
Developer
The University of Aberdeen

Reference Data

Reference No.
3463
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
11-08-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Broad Street, Aberdeen. AB10 1YS
Council
Aberdeen City Council
County
Aberdeenshire
Region
Scotland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1835
Completion date
1906
Renovation Date
2006
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
71.67

Total Floors (O.G)
4

Market Data

Primary Use
University

Floorspace (sq m)
15,000.00

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