Basic Site Details

Name: Victoria Hospital, Nurses' Home
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county:  
Country: Scotland
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Notes: part 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

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219561958Build/construction 
Item 2 of 215 August 1956  per Builder 22 Feb 1957, p 363. Construction in progress at this date


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 5Eric Dalgleish Davidson A19561958As Group Leader and Project Architect (RIBA papers)
Item 2 of 5Alan George Jamieson  22 February 1957 'Assistant Architect' per Builder p 362
Item 3 of 5John Holt  22 February 1957 'Regional Architect to the South-Eastern Hospital Board' per Builder p 362
Item 4 of 5South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)  22 February 1957  
Item 5 of 5Walter Scott  22 February 1957 'Architect in Charge' per Builder p 362


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board (Scotland) 

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 1Kirkcaldy Burgh Infectious Diseases Hospital .
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


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 February 1957  pp 362-364; includes images: plans, model views and construction progress photographs

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 F no6164 (Combined Box 123)