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Aberdeen Harbour, North Pier, Marine Operations Centre

Shipping Control Centre (21st Century)

Site Name Aberdeen Harbour, North Pier, Marine Operations Centre

Classification Shipping Control Centre (21st Century)

Alternative Name(s) Aberdeen Harbour Entrance, New Port Control Building

Canmore ID 282569

Site Number NJ90NE 7.29

NGR NJ 95953 05778

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NE 7.29 95953 05778

For (predecessor) Roundhouse (NJ 95871 05712), see NJ90NE 7.15.

Formerly entered in error at cited location NJ c. 9608 0587.

(Name cited as Marine Operations Centre). This building is intended to be an iconic landmark, and has been designed around the style of a traditional lighthouse. It is situated at the inward end of the North Pier to allow the Vessel Traffic Services staff visibility over all three arms of the harbour, as well as the entrance. Built at a cost of £4.5 million, it entered service in 2006, succeeding the 'Roundhouse'.

[Includes description of light signals].

Aberdeen City Council [2006].

The location of this building cannot be accurately determined from the available map (GIS) evidence.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 September 2006.

Marine Operations Centre [NAT] (at NJ 95953 05778)

OS (GIS) MasterMap, April 2010.


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