Basic Site Details

Name: Kirkcaldy Burgh Infectious Diseases Hospital
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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NEW INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL FOR KIRKCALDY.-At a meeting of the Kirkcaldy Town Council recently the minute of Committee of the 6th inst. was read, recommending the Authority to adopt the plans for the proposed infectious diseases hospital prepared by Messrs Campbell, Douglas, & Morrison, Glasgow, which were approved by the Local Government Board, with the exception that the new hospital should accommodate ten more beds - namely, thirty-three, the total cost to be 9,200, or 277- 4s-1d. per bed, the architects coming under an obligation to forego one half of their commission if the sum estimated is exceeded, excluding, of course, any extras or other work recommended by the Authority during the erection of the hospital. Provost Hutchison moved the approval of the minutes, the motion being seconded by Councillor Orr, and unanimously agreed to. [Builder 27 February 1897 p207]

The hospital is mentioned in both Larmont Douglas Penman's and William Barclay's RIBA nomination papers but no dates are given. It seems likely that their contribution was the addition of the sanatorium in 1908, but it is possible that they were actually responsible for the main buildings, with William Barclay as assistant.

Cost of 1927 work 1,550

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Royal Victoria HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Victoria Infectious Diseases Hospital  

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 4Dunnikier RoadYes 
Item 2 of 4Hayfield RoadYes 
Item 3 of 4Infectious Diseases Hospital, Smeaton Row  
Item 4 of 4Strathore RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2018971899  
Item 2 of 2017 June 1899 Opened 
Item 3 of 2019001902 Additional administrative and ward blocks
Item 4 of 201907  Addition of pavilions and sanatorium for consumptives
Item 5 of 201912  New pavilion and additions to administrative and laundry blocks
Item 6 of 201914  Additions by Kirkcaldy Burgh Surveyor
Item 7 of 206 May 1927 Journal referenceAdditions and alterations to Administration block (described as 'Free Hospital' in 'Builder' - presumably this hospital
Item 8 of 2020 February 1931 Journal referenceObservation block 'to be built'
Item 9 of 2012 December 1952 * AdditionSurgical unit of 100 beds, and theatres, etc., to be added
Item 10 of 2019551967Build/constructionAlterations and additons
Item 11 of 20April 1958September 1961Build/construction'Dining rooms and kitchens - separate trades or 'several works' tenders invited. Applications to the Secretary, South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board, 11 Drumsheugh-gdns., Edinburgh 3.' per Builder p1112
Item 12 of 2012 December 1958 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'extension of about 224 beds...at a cost of 600,000...This will follow the development now under construction at the hospital which includes the provision of a 120-bed block, nurses' home, theatres, kitchens and boilerhouse, the cost of which will be about 700,000. Work on preliminary plans is in hand and building of the extension will begin in early 1961.' per Builder p1062
Item 13 of 2027 February 1959 Proposed600,000 extension per Builder p433
Item 14 of 2021 August 1959 Proposedheating system and ventilation for kitchen and plenum heating for dining room per Builder p84
Item 15 of 206 November 1959 Contract offeredAcceptance of tenders for alterations and addtions to femal ward ancillary accommodation
Item 16 of 201 December 1960 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunfor second extension to Victoria Hospital; 1,200,000 (total estimated cost - equipment costs not known), 26,000 (probable expenditure to March 31, 1961), 40,000 (estimated expenditure in 1961-62) per Builder 14 Apr 1961 p721
Item 17 of 201963 AdditionThe construction of the second phase of the extension to Victoria Hospital is accepted and starts in six months, (per Builder 10 August 1962 p308)
Item 18 of 20Early 1970s(?) AdditionGeriatric Unit/Day Hospital
Item 19 of 2019801983AdditionBlock to N of Hayfield Road
Item 20 of 20Before 1981 Alterations and additionsAlterations including new A & E Department and cafeteria for visitors

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 34Alexander Barr MorrisonArchitectA18971899 
Item 2 of 34Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18971899 
Item 3 of 34Campbell Douglas & MorrisonArchitectural practiceA18971899 
Item 4 of 34David ThomsonArchitectA18971899As apprentice to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 5 of 34John Duncan MacLeodArchitectA18971899As assistant to Campbell Douglas
Item 6 of 34Thomas McMillanArchitectA18971899As junior draughtsman with Campbell Douglas
Item 7 of 34William Craig BoydArchitectA1897(?)1899As apprentice to Campbell Douglas
Item 8 of 34Arthur John FryersArchitectB19001902Additional administrative and ward blocks - won competition to secure job
Item 9 of 34Fryers & PenmanArchitectural practiceB19001902Additional administrative and ward blocks - won competition to secure job
Item 10 of 34Larmont Douglas PenmanArchitectB19001902Additional administrative and ward blocks - won competition to secure job
Item 11 of 34William BarclayArchitectB19001902Additional administrative and ward blocks - as apprentice to Fryers & Penman
Item 12 of 34James Law LumsdenSurveyor 1907 Addition of pavilions and sanatorium for consumptives
Item 13 of 34David Forbes SmithArchitect 1912 New pavilion and additions to administrative and laundry blocks
Item 14 of 34George DuffusArchitectC1927 Additions and alterations to Administration block (described as 'Free Hospital' in 'Builder' - presumably this hospital
Item 15 of 34George DuffusArchitect 1931 Observation block
Item 16 of 34Eric Dalgleish DavidsonArchitectG19551967Major alterations and additions to transform into a District General Hospital - as project architect and group leader with SERHB - mainly responsible for design and execution.
Item 17 of 34John HoltArchitectG19551967Major alterations and additions to transform into a District General Hospital - as Chief Architect to the South East Regional Hospital Board
Item 18 of 34South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)G19551967Major alterations and additions to transform into a District General Hospital - with John Holt as Chief Architect.
Item 19 of 34Harry Horace Macdonald SApril 1958September 1961New dining rooms and kitchens and female ward alterations - as architect in charge
Item 20 of 34Robert Forbes HutchisonArchitectSApril 1958September 1961New dining rooms and kitchens and female ward alterations - as senior partner
Item 21 of 34Walter Alison & HutchisonArchitectural practiceSApril 1958September 1961New dining rooms and kitchens and female ward alterations
Item 22 of 34South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)G21 August 1959 Secretary accepting tender applications per Builder p84; CHECK role
Item 23 of 34Douglas NairnArchitectTEarly 1970s(?) Geriatric Unit/Day Hospital
Item 24 of 34James Fraser AndersonArchitectTEarly 1970s(?) Geriatric Unit/Day Hospital
Item 25 of 34John Kirkwood Wilson (or Jack Wilson)ArchitectTEarly 1970s(?) Geriatric Unit/Day Hospital
Item 26 of 34Thomas Hill ThomsArchitectTEarly 1970s(?) Geriatric Unit/Day Hospital
Item 27 of 34Thoms & WilkieArchitectural practiceTEarly 1970s(?) Geriatric Unit/Day Hospital
Item 28 of 34Andrew MerryleesArchitectK19801983New block to north of Hayfield Road
Item 29 of 34James BeveridgeArchitectK19801983New block to north of Hayfield Road
Item 30 of 34John Marnoch LeggeArchitectK19801983New block to north of Hayfield Road
Item 31 of 34Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson K19801983New block to north of Hayfield Road
Item 32 of 34(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectLBefore 1981 Alterations including new A & E Department and cafeteria for visitors
Item 33 of 34Frank SprosonArchitectLBefore 1981 Alterations including new A & E Department and cafeteria for visitors
Item 34 of 34Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceLBefore 1981 Alterations including new A & E Department and cafeteria for visitors

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Eastern Regional Hospital BoardClient for Geriatric Unit/Day Hospital

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 3Home for the Nurses of Kirkcaldy General Hospital 
Item 2 of 3Surgical Hospital 
Item 3 of 3Victoria Hospital, Nurses' Homepart of a ₤675,000 development scheme at this hospital; six-storeys; living and recreational facilities for 88 nurses; first application [of sliding forms to structural walls using hydraulic jacks] in a building of this nature; designed on a cross-wall principle from floors 1-5, ground floor is open colonnade; structural walls were erected within 4 days
per Builder 22 Feb 1957, p 362

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p293 (for all phases of work)
Item 2 of 6Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p596
Item 3 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 4 of 6Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Victoria Infectious Diseases Hospital
Item 5 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1896   302
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 22Architect23 June 1899LXI Supplement, p 19
Item 2 of 22Architect29 March 1912LXXXVII Supplement, p 17
Item 3 of 22Architect6 November 1914XCII Supplement, p 11
Item 4 of 22Architect and Building News20 February 1931CXXV p 292
Item 5 of 22Builder1897LXXII p 207
Item 6 of 22Builder1899LXXVII p 47
Item 7 of 22Builderc. 1902LXXXII p 505
Item 8 of 22Builder1907XCIII p 319
Item 9 of 22Builder5 May 1927CXXXII p756
Item 10 of 22Builder12 December 1952  p892
Item 11 of 22Builder20 December 1957  p1112
Item 12 of 22Builder12 December 1958  'Fife Hospital Extension' p1062
Item 13 of 22Builder27 February 1959  p433
Item 14 of 22Builder21 August 1959  p84
Item 15 of 22Builder6 November 1959  p600
Item 16 of 22Builder14 April 1961  'Civil Estimates, 1961-62: Health Estimates, The Scottish Estimates' p721
Item 17 of 22Builder10 August 1962  p308
Item 18 of 22Building News1897LXXI p 773
Item 19 of 22Building News1899LXXVI p 840
Item 20 of 22Building Newsc. 1900LXXVIII p 740
Item 21 of 22Building News1914CVII p 610
Item 22 of 22RIBA Journal1910v17London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Frank SprosonCorrespondence with Yvonne Hillyard, 2011  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Barclay: L v23 no1843; John Duncan MacLeod: L v19 no 1438; Thomas McMillan: L v8 no 460; Larmont Douglas Penman: L v23 no1830 & F no2681 (box 10); David Thomson: L v10 no556 (microfilm reel 32); Harry Horace Kerr Macdonald: F no7158 (Combined Box 176)