Basic Site Details

Name: Falkirk Royal Infirmary
Town, district or village: Falkirk
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Delisted
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: c.120,000.

Keppie, Henderson & Partner's 1963-6 experimental ward unit and operating block consisted of 3 stories and a basement the upper floors arranged in a 'racetrack' layout. The ground floor contained 4 operating theatres. (Glendinning, 1997, p155)

These two parts were demolished and removed from list May 2015:

Royal Scottish National Hospital, Skye Building (48082) (Cat B)
Royal Scottish National Hospital, Principal Block (Private House) with Boundary Walls and Gatepiers (10481) (Cat A)

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Falkirk and District Royal InfirmaryYes 

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 2Majors LoanYes 
Item 2 of 2Westburn AvenueYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519261932  
Item 2 of 5January 1932 Opened 
Item 3 of 519631966Build/constructionExperimental block (and theatre block?)
Item 4 of 51973 Build/constructionAccident and Emergency Block and Outpatient Block
Item 5 of 52015 Destruction/demolition 

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 17William John Smith GibsonArchitect 19261932Designed with advice from Dr Mackintosh of Glasgow Western Infirmary
Item 2 of 17Rory WilsonArchitectAAfter 1956Before 1968New kitchen, pharmacy and stores block, and alterations to boiler house, mortuary and post-mortem accommodation
Item 3 of 17Henry ('Harry') WilsonArchitectBAfter 1956(?)Before 1960(?)New kitchen, pharmacy and stores block, and alterations to boiler house, mortuary and post-mortem accommodation - may have been done after Wilson had left practice
Item 4 of 17Robert Mather GodfreyArchitectBAfter 1956Before 1968New kitchen, pharmacy and stores block, and alterations to boiler house, mortuary and post-mortem accommodation
Item 5 of 17Robert WilsonArchitectBAfter 1956(?)Before 1965New kitchen, pharmacy and stores block, and alterations to boiler house, mortuary and post-mortem accommodation - may have been done after Wilson left practice
Item 6 of 17Wilson & WilsonArchitectural practiceBAfter 1956Before 1968New kitchen, pharmacy and stores block, and alterations to boiler house, mortuary and post-mortem accommodation
Item 7 of 17Alexander SmellieArchitectA19631966Experimental block (and theatre block?)
Item 8 of 17Geoffrey George WimpennyArchitectA19631966Experimental block (and theatre block?)
Item 9 of 17Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19631966Experimental block (and theatre block?)
Item 10 of 17Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'AthArchitectA19631966Experimental block (and theatre block?)
Item 11 of 17Thomas Russell ScottArchitectA19631966Experimental block (and theatre block?)
Item 12 of 17Scottish Home and Health Department G19631966 
Item 13 of 17David DuncanArchitectA1966 Experimental block (and theatre block?)
Item 14 of 17Robert Mather GodfreyArchitectCBefore 19681973Accident and Emergency Block, Outpatient Block and X-ray & Records Department
Item 15 of 17Rory WilsonArchitectCBefore 19681973Accident and Emergency Block, Outpatient Block and X-ray & Records Department
Item 16 of 17Thomas Ronald Wilson CBefore 19681973Accident and Emergency Block, Outpatient Block and X-ray & Records Department
Item 17 of 17Wilson & WilsonArchitectural practiceCBefore 19681973Accident and Emergency Block, Outpatient Block and X-ray & Records Department

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Scottish Home & Health DepartmentClient for Experimental blocks
Item 2 of 2Western General Health Board1963-6 Unit

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 2Falkirk Royal Infirmary Nurses' HomeNMRS database also has Leadbetter & Fairley as being involved but it is unclear who actually designed the building. On verso desribed as 'Falkirk competition'. Check this on NMRS database. Cost to be 40,000
Item 2 of 2Falkirk Royal Infirmary, Windsor and Maternity Units 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp497
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p576
Item 3 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp28
Item 4 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp28, p155 Keppie, Henderson & Partners
Item 5 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Falkirk & District Royal Infirmary

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow HeraldDecember 1930   
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Herald19 January 1932  p11
Item 3 of 3RIAS Quarterly2011WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.95: obituary of David Duncan

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1North Highland ArchivesSinclair MacDonald Collection SM 1910/40/1