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Latitude: 57.1449 / 57°8'41"N
Longitude: -2.0895 / 2°5'22"W
OS Eastings: 394682
OS Northings: 806004
OS Grid: NJ946060
Mapcode National: GBR SDP.4M
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.WP50
Entry Name: Blaikie's Quay, Former National Dock Labour Board
Listing Date: 30 November 1989
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 355824
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20672
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Late 19th century. Symmetrical, single storey, 3-bay former National Dock Labour Board offices with distinctive curved shaped gables to outer bays with deep-set central oculi. Rock-faced grey and pink granite with polished dressings. Base course. Central 6-panel timber entrance door with polychromatic semi-circular arch above and wide-stepped gable. Tripartite window openings with stone mullions.
Predominantly timber sash and case windows. Grey slate with clay ridge tiles. Gable stacks. Cast iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen (2006) but understood to be modernised throughout.
This is a distinctive and unusual office building on the Harbour which is distinguished by its tall curved gables with their central oculi and the polychromatic semi-circular arch above the door. Built mostly of rock-face granite, it offers a contrast to many of Aberdeen city's other buildings which are predominantly of smooth faced granite.
Currently used as offices. (2006)
The National Dock Labour Board was set up in 1944 to organise workers within the dock and regularise casual employment.
Category changed from B to C(S), 2007.
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