Flats plan approved at St Andrew hospital

Flats plan approved at St Andrew hospital

A former hospital in St Andrews is to be transformed into 27 flats.

Developer Greystone Estates (Dundee) Ltd has been granted planning permission to redevelop the former Craigtoun Maternity Hospital.

The B-listed building has lain empty since the hospital closed 30 years ago.

Greystone Estates, which bought the house in 2021 from the Kholer Company, will build 18 new flats with underground parking in the grounds and convert the main building into 27 apartments.

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

A number of conditions attached to the planning consent include the installation of collapsible bollards to prevent the public using the development as a shortcut to the Duke’s Golf Course.

Greystone Estates must also pay more than £145,000 towards addressing capacity issues at Madras College secondary school.

Fife Council solicitor Steven Paterson said: “It’s been since 1998 that any meaningful proposal for restoration has been put forward.

“That’s 25 years ago. If we wait another 25 years, what we might be dealing with is an application for demolition.”

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