David Aberdeen

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David Aberdeen
Born
David William du Roi Aberdeen

(1913-08-13)13 August 1913
Died 15 January 1987(1987-01-15) (aged 73)
Occupation Architect

David William du Roi Aberdeen (13 August 1913, Poplar, London – 15 January 1987, Enfield, Middlesex)[1][2][3] was an English architect.

Congress House

In 1948, Aberdeen won an architectural competition to design the new TUC headquarters building in Great Russell Street, London.[4] Staff began to move into the offices in 1956 and the building was officially opened in 1958. The building is Grade II* listed.[5]

Congress House was officially opened on 27 March 1958 along with the unveiling of the sculpture by Jacob Epstein, intended as a memorial to the dead trade unionists of both world wars, in the courtyard.[6] It was one of the earliest post-war buildings to be listed at Grade II*, in 1988.[7]

Aberdeen's other work includes the Aircraft Assembly Buildings at Filton, Bristol (jointly with Eric Ross), 1947-9, the Swiss Centre in Leicester Square, London, 1961-8,[7] and Shrewsbury Market Hall, 1965.[8]

References

  1. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Profile of David William Durieu Aberdeen". MyHeritage.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111104124112/http://www.tuc.org.uk/the_tuc/tuc-7646-f0.cfm. Archived from the original on 4 November 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (477672)". Images of England. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  6. ^ "The Union Makes Us Strong - TUC History Online". Unionhistory.info. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Congress House". c20society. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Appeal for memories as Shrewsbury Market Hall turns 50". Shrewsbury Today. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
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