Basic Site Details

Name: Ayrshire Central Hospital
Town, district or village: Irvine
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Built to replace old infectious diseases hospitals scattered around the county.

Cost: c.400,000. 436 beds


Cost of 1960 additions 23,000

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 1Kilwinning Road  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61937 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 618 October 1941 Opened 
Item 3 of 610 October 1952 * Alteration/conversionPavilion to be converted to cubicles
Item 4 of 610 October 1952 * AdditionPlans prepared for new verandah
Item 5 of 61960 AdditionAdmission wing and teaching accommodation, maternity section.
Item 6 of 6Before 19751978Build/constructionArea Laundry

* 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 11Ayr County Architect's OfficeArchitectural practiceA1935(?)1941Robert Govan Lindsay responsible
Item 2 of 11Robert Govan LindsayArchitectA1935(?)1941Claims responsibility for design - working in County Architect's Office
Item 3 of 11William ReidArchitectA1935(?) As County Architect, overseeing project
Item 4 of 11Duncan Gilmour MacFarlaneArchitectE1960 Admission wing and teaching accommodation, maternity section.
Item 5 of 11Hay, Steel MacFarlane & Partners E1960 Admission wing and teaching accommodation, maternity section.
Item 6 of 11John Calderwood Robertson E1960 Admission wing and teaching accommodation, maternity section.
Item 7 of 11John Cassidy CurleyArchitectE1960 Admission wing and teaching accommodation, maternity section.
Item 8 of 11Malcolm Stewart HumeArchitectE1960 Admission wing and teaching accommodation, maternity section.
Item 9 of 11Alistair Robertson Whitelaw (or Alexander Robertson Whitelaw)ArchitectDBefore 19751978Area Laundry
Item 10 of 11Archibald Macintosh DoakArchitectDBefore 19751978Area Laundry
Item 11 of 11Ross, Doak & WhitelawArchitectural practiceDBefore 19751978Area laundry

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Northern Ayr Hospital Board1952, alterations and addtition and 1960 additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp381
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
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 News18 June 1937  p359
Item 2 of 3Ayrshire Post24 October 1941   
Item 3 of 3Builder10 October 1952  p528

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Chris DoakInformation via website Sent July 2007
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35452 
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Ayrshire and Arran Health Board Souvenir brochure of opening, 1941; site plan
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Govan Lindsay: F no4736 (combined box 32)