St Andrews Community Hospital and Health Centre

ClientSt Andrews Hospitals


Project TypeHealthcare

CompletionJune 2009



Previously health services in St Andrews were provided from St Andrews Memorial Hospital and St Andrews Health Centre. In order to meet the changing patterns of healthcare, and to facilitate partnerships and networking with secondary care, NHS Fife decided a single facility would be the best option for the future.

The combined hospital and health centre provides the broadest possible range of provision for primary care, diagnostics, assessment, early intervention, treatment and rehabilitation, bringing all services together on a single site. The development comprises a series of two storey pavilions which sit comfortably in the scale of the historic town of St Andrews. The aim was to develop site wide designs, incorporating landscape solutions that fully integrated with the site conditions and the building design.

The general arrangement of the building consists of a ‘hub and spokes’ layout including a central two storey hub around which the departmental wings are arranged, simplifying patient orientation and assisting staff movement.

The finished project has exceeded our expectations in every respect. The improvement in our service delivery has been commented on by many of our users. The building offers a light and invigorating environment to work in and the internal layout makes patient wayfinding very easy.

John Wilson, Chief Executive, NHS Fife

Without doubt, what a real community hospital should be.

Having had the guided tour, I am impressed with what I have seen and it is a real credit to everyone involved in making it a reality.

Services are integrated and available to people much closer to home and that is the triumph of this hospital.

Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing