Aitken Turnbull are delighted to have been appointed as architects and lead consultants alongside Montagu Evans and Arups for the holistic residential redevelopment of the former Murray Royal Hospital in Perth.
The Category A Listed Murray Royal Asylum was designed in 1821 by William Burn, situated on a hill to the east of Perth city, and is the earliest surviving asylum building in Scotland and one of the few remaining from this period in the United Kingdom. Based on the 1816-18 Wakefield Asylum design, the building is notable for its retention of its H-plan form, with few additions or extensions since 1888, and contains arguably one of the finest rooms in the whole of Perth.
AT are currently working in close consultation with Perth and Kinross Council Planners and Historic Environments Scotland on masterplan proposals for new build and conversion dwellings. It is expected that a major development planning application will be lodged for the proposals in the coming months with a priority application decision expected later this year.