Basic Site Details

Name: Falkirk Royal Infirmary Nurses' Home
Town, district or village: Falkirk
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
Grid ref:
Notes: NMRS 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

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Major's Loan  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Health workers house  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Westburn AvenueYes 
Item 2 of 2Windsor DriveYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31938  Competition held
Item 2 of 3December 1938  Result of competition - Rowand Anderson & Paul & Partners win
Item 3 of 3c. 1938  Survey plans and plans for proposed nurses home (Maclaren Soutar Salmond)


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 18Stuart Russell MatthewArchitect 1938 Competition design - placed second
Item 2 of 18(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectB1938 Won competition but not built
Item 3 of 18(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectB1938 Won competition but not built
Item 4 of 18Arthur Forman Balfour PaulArchitectB1938 Won competition but not built
Item 5 of 18Rowand Anderson, Paul & PartnersArchitectural practiceB1938 Won competition but not built
Item 6 of 18Leonard Cawood BlakeyArchitectC1938 Competition design - placed third
Item 7 of 18T M Copland & BlakeyArchitectural practiceC1938 Competition design - placed third
Item 8 of 18Thomas Mair CoplandArchitectC1938 Competition design - placed third
Item 9 of 18Alastair Frew Wallace (or Alexander Frew Wallace)ArchitectD1938 Competition design - not successful
Item 10 of 18Noad & WallaceArchitectural practiceD1938 Competition design - not successful
Item 11 of 18Richard Mervyn Noad (or simply Mervyn Noad)ArchitectD1938 Competition design - not successful
Item 12 of 18James McLellan FairleyArchitectF1938 Competition design?
Item 13 of 18Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceF1938 Competition design?
Item 14 of 18Robert Stirling ReidArchitectF1938 Competition design?
Item 15 of 18Andrew Graham PatrickArchitectAc. 1938 Competition design - not successful
Item 16 of 18Charles Geddes SoutarArchitectAc. 1938 Competition design - not successful
Item 17 of 18Maclaren Soutar SalmondArchitectural practiceAc. 1938 Competition design - not successful
Item 18 of 18William SalmondArchitect, EngineerAc. 1938 Competition design - not successful

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Falkirk Royal InfirmaryCost: 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)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp28

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1939Jan-Jun p286
Item 2 of 2BuilderLate 1938CLV pp290, 1162, 1171-3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean  
Item 2 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1930/66/1 - plans by Maclaran Soutar Salmond and Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection STD 247/1 (Survey drawings by Maclaren Soutar & Salmond) Also STD 242/2-23
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection Drawings by Noad & Wallace
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Hardie Kininmonth: F no 4351 (combined box 9)
Item 6 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore154527General entry for the infirmary as a whole