Basic Site Details

Name: Burgh of Ayr Infectious Diseases Hospital
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Now used as offices.

'The Public Health Committee of the Ayr Town Council have decided to appoint Mr John Eagleham, Ayr, as architect for the new infectious diseases hospital to be erected by the corporation. The hospital is to cost about 23,000.' [British Architect 8 February 1901 p106]

Plans agreed 1903 - Cost approx 9955 [British Architect 20 March 1903 p218]

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5February 1901  John Eaglesahm appointed as architect
Item 2 of 5March 1903 Plans approved 
Item 3 of 51906   
Item 4 of 5Before 1931  Further pavilions added
Item 5 of 51937  Nurses' home


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 6John EagleshamArchitectA1906  
Item 2 of 6John Rutherford JohnstoneArchitectA1906 As principal draughtsman for J & H V Eaglesham
Item 3 of 6James LindsayArchitectB1906 Unsuccessful competition design - as assistant, presumably to James Lindsay
Item 4 of 6John AndersonArchitectB1906 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 5 of 6Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceCAfter 1955Before 1960Outpatients and Casualty Building - R R C De'Ath as job architect?
Item 6 of 6Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'AthArchitectCAfter 1955Before 1960Outpatients and Casualty Building - job architect? As junior partner


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp170
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 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 2British Architect8 February 1901  p106
Item 2 of 2British Architect20 March 1903  p218 - plans adopted

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Rutherford Johnstone: L v14 no987; John Anderson: L v15 no1092