Basic Site Details

Name: Dundee Royal Infirmary
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Superseded original Dundee Royal Infirmary (built 1793-8), which later became a school and was subsequently demolished.

Information from Daxid Baxter.

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 1Barrack RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 20  AdditionReconstruction and additions
Item 2 of 2018511855 Won in competition
Item 3 of 201853 Design exhibitedCoe's design
Item 4 of 201869  Replacement of Caen stone dressings
Item 5 of 201872 AdditionNurses' accommodation
Item 6 of 201885  New block, dispensary and mortuary
Item 7 of 201892  Addition of Gilroy Home, to accommodate nurses
Item 8 of 201893  Addition of Dalgleish Nurses' Home
Item 9 of 201895  Addition of Sharp Operating Theatre added
Item 10 of 20c. 1910  Plans dated for alterations and additions to hospital
Item 11 of 20c. 1911c. 1921 Plans dated for outpatient department
Item 12 of 201912  Extension of Dalgleish Nurses' Home
Item 13 of 20c. 1913  Lodge at main gate
Item 14 of 201924  Plans dated for gangway between main buildings and Caird Hospital
Item 15 of 20After 1945Before 1954 Reconstruction
Item 16 of 20November 1951 AdditionPlans are to be prepared for an extensive addition
Item 17 of 201973 ProposedRedevelopment, Phase 1, Dundee Royal Infirmary. Cost £120,000
Item 18 of 201976 Alteration/conversionTheatre Upgrading. Cost £300,000
Item 19 of 201979 Build/constructionPhase 4. Cost £750,000
Item 20 of 2020002007Alteration/conversionMain building (Regents Building) converted to housing and the rest demolished

People

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 27Coe & GoodwinArchitectural practiceA18511855Won in competition
Item 2 of 27Edwin Morton GoodwinArchitectA1851 Won in competition
Item 3 of 27Henry Edward CoeArchitectA18511855Won in competition
Item 4 of 27Alexander JohnstonArchitectB1869 Replacement of Caen stone dressings
Item 5 of 27Alexander JohnstonArchitectE1872 Nurses' accommodation
Item 6 of 27Alexander JohnstonArchitectC1885 New block, dispensary and mortuary
Item 7 of 27David SmithArchitectD19071924Superintended alterations and additions to hospital, including operating theatres and lodge at main gate - as chief assistant to James Findlay
Item 8 of 27James FindlayArchitectD19071924Alterations and additions to hospital, including lodge at main gate and outpatients' department to west
Item 9 of 27David McLayArchitect 1935 Reconstruction and additions
Item 10 of 27James Russell BaxterArchitect After 1945Before 1954Reconstructions
Item 11 of 27James DonachieArchitect 1951 For extensive addition
Item 12 of 27Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practice 1973 Redevelopment, Phase 1, Dundee Royal Infirmary
Item 13 of 27(Professor) James PaulArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 14 of 27Alexander John SmithArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 15 of 27David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 16 of 27George CruickshankArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 17 of 27George Lindsay BruceArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 18 of 27Ian Geoffrey PlenderleathArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 19 of 27John Stewart ClarkArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 20 of 27Peter MurchieArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 21 of 27Robert Reid BlackArchitectG19731979Redevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 22 of 27Alexander Steele G19751979Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 23 of 27Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practice 1976 Theatre Upgrading.
Item 24 of 27Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practice 1979 Phase IV
Item 25 of 27Roy David Clark G1979 Phase IV (1979)
Item 26 of 27Alexander M KerrArchitectS20002005Conversion of main building (Regents Building) to flats.
Item 27 of 27Kerr Duncan McAllister (later KDM)Architectural practiceS20002007Conversion of main building (Regents Building) to flats.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Eastern Regional Hospital BoardFor extensive additions 1951

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 7Barnhill Convalescent Home 
Item 2 of 7Dundee Royal Infirmary, Caird Cancer Pavilion 
Item 3 of 7Dundee Royal Infirmary, Caird Maternity Block 
Item 4 of 7Dundee Royal Infirmary, Continuing Care UnitCost £300,000
Item 5 of 7Dundee Royal Infirmary, Maternity Hospital 
Item 6 of 7Dundee Royal Infirmary, maternity unit, casualty and outpatient departmentsMaternity Unit: Cost £80,000
Casualty and Outpatients Department: Cost £60,000
Item 7 of 7Dundee Royal infirmary, Radiodiagnostic DepartmentIt is as yet unclear iof Johnston & Baxter worked in association with James Deuchars as architect to the Regional Hospital Board.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1853, no 1131
Item 2 of 4Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 4RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSView of Dundee from the Law showing the Infirmary (c.1878) p vi
Image of competition design by Coe and Goodwin p44
Item 4 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1935Jan-June p52
Item 2 of 3Builder23 August 1851IX p529
Item 3 of 3Builder16 November 1951  p696

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Dundee Archive and Record CentreJohn Murray Robertson/James Findlay Collection (from Wellwood Leslie Architects) GD/WL Bundle 2 (2 portfolios and 7 seven sheets drawings)
Item 2 of 6Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm)  
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24982 
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material  
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Smith: L v20 no1590 & F no3288 (box 20); James Russell Baxter: A no5290 (stored under F5448, combined box 79)
Item 6 of 6Wellgate Library DundeePlans Plans D4