Dundee Architects & Fife Property Company Join Forces in Luxury Development

A Dundee architects’ studio and St Andrews property development company are creating a new luxury development boasting one of the best addresses in Scotland.


The former Craigmount Nursing Home on The Scores, St Andrews is being transformed into six, spectacular two and three bedroom apartments, each carrying a price tag of over £1M.

The imposing property, which was built as two townhouses in 1898 and ceased trading in 2014, is being renovated by award-winning companies Eastacre and Andrew Black Design.

Original architects' drawings

Original architects’ drawings

Andrew Black commented, “We are delighted to be back in St Andrews, breathing new life into this striking, historic building which will soon emerge as some of the most sought-after accommodation in Scotland. This project follows hot on the heels of our award-winning transformation of ‘Ladies Lake’, just a few minutes walk away and is a great opportunity to show off our skills on another high-end residential project, further reinforcing our portfolio. It’s also good to be collaborating with another local business which is so committed to the town and to the preservation of ancient buildings.”

Meanwhile, Iain Landsburgh, Partner, Eastacre added, “In conjunction with Andrew Black Design, we are creating a fantastic luxury development on what is arguably the best and most enviable street in Scotland. Everything about these properties, and the views which the buyers will enjoy, are simply unrivalled and we very much look forward to revealing the transformation when the scaffolding comes down later this month.”

The project began in January 2017, with the exterior being upgraded. The property will benefit from a new roof, slate stone repairs, re-pointing, downpipes, guttering and sash and case windows with double glazing. The scaffolding is due to be removed later this month.

Internally, the building is being renovated to form three apartments within each of the old townhouses, each enjoying sensational views of the North Sea and the world-renowned Old Course. The ground floor of each will be transformed into two bedroom apartments with private, south-facing gardens, while the first floor apartments will become three bedroom apartments. The upper floor apartments will also become three bedroom properties.

With two of the properties already snapped up, the development will be complete by January 2018, with those reserving before June 2017 having the chance to create a completely bespoke interior for their apartment. Indeed, Eastacre’s South Street premises will shortly be transformed into a showroom for The Scores development, showcasing the choice of fixtures and fittings available to buyers.


Established in 2002, Andrew Black Design is a design-led practice providing innovative and contemporary built solutions over a diverse portfolio of projects, including bespoke designs for new build and existing dwellings and commercial work such as office buildings, workshops, nightclubs and bar design. The practice recently won the Supreme Award from the Dundee Institute of Architects for its stunning design of Ladies Lake, St Andrews.
The practice provides a personalised and focused design service, working closely with clients to develop individual briefs and producing imaginative solutions, often with limited budgets and timescales. Specialising in incorporating exterior and interior architecture within a holistic design package, the practice provides a comprehensive service, from feasibility through to completion.

Launched in 2011, Eastacre is a multi-award winning property development company based in, and concentrating solely on St Andrews. With a wealth of experience in both new build and conversion projects, the company created 14 stunning, contemporary homes at West Burn Lane, which won the prestigious Andrew Doolan ‘Best Building in Scotland’ Award in 2015, and 14 luxury apartments at St Nicholas House.

For more information, visit www.andrewblackdesign.com or telephone 01382 666512.

For more information about Eastacre, visit www.eastacre.org or telephone 01334 470366.


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