Plans submitted for Craigtoun Hospital development

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The B listed former Craigtoun Maternity Hospital in St Andrews, which closed 30 years ago and has lain empty ever since, could be transformed into luxury flats if plans submitted by Greystone Estates (Dundee) Ltd are approved.

Greystone Estates, who bought the house in 2021 from the The Kholer Company, want to build 16 new flats with underground parking in the grounds and convert the main building into 27 apartments.

The company says it intendeds to retain as many of the 110-year-old building’s historic features as possible, include the grand staircase. The refurbishment would include extensive repairs to the old hospital’s roof and dormers, which are in poor condition.

Craigtoun House, a large early Renaissance mansion with some Scottish Baronial features, was built from pink sandstone in 1903 for brewer James Younger and formed part of the Mount Melville Estate outside St Andrews and was originally named Mount Helville House. In 1947 the house and grounds were sold to Fife County Council and the grounds became Craigtoun Country Park.

The former hospital losed in 1992 has been left boarded up for several years, suffering gradual deterioration of the fabric to the extent that it is now listed on the Buildings At Risk Register.

Pictures: Greystone Estates (Dundeee Ltd)

Click here to see how the interior of the building looked in 2008

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