Arbroath, United Kingdom 2013 – present
Client: The Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust Category A Listed
Hospitalfield House is a Category-A listed building in Arbroath. The house is a complex amalgam of medieval buildings and mid-nineteenth century Scottish Baronial construction with early Arts & Crafts interiors. Since 1900 it has been a place for artists and for arts education and has been run continuously as a charitable trust. The fabric of the building has been deteriorating and in 2015 Caruso St John drew up an ambitious master plan for the renovation of the historic buildings and for new architectural additions to enable the organisation to progress and realise its vision as a cultural resource for the twenty-first century.
The project is divided into three phases. Phase one, completed in 2021, focused on expanding the public life and profile of Hospitalfield with the restoration of the Fernery, the construction of the Greenhouse Cafe, the new redesign of the Walled Garden and a new car park.
Phase 2 consists of the construction of the accommodation building, the new studio, refurbishment of the existing studios including the Bothy, refurbishment of the cottage, and renovation of the back sheds.
Phase 3 involves the conservation of the existing house, works to the Mortuary Chapel in Arbroath Cemetery, and the construction of a new visitor and collection centre.
Peter St John was interviewed by Veronica Simpson about the practice's renovation work at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. They discussed the recently completed Café and Fernery, alongside the future plans for the arts centre.
Caruso St John have completed renovation work on the fernery and glasshouse at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, which opens to the public today. This is the first phase in the wider redevelopment of the Category A listed arts centre.
Arbroath, United Kingdom
2013 - present
The Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust
Hospitalfield House, Category A Listed
Hospitalfield House Fernery, Category B Listed
Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John, Rod Heyes
Sam Casswell (2013–2015), Amy Perkins (2015–2016), Paula Schilliger (2018–present)
Maija Viksne, Pauline Sauter, Elena Balzarini, Darya Keivani, Jo Sharples, Ben Speltz, Rachel Caul
Simpson & Brown
David Narro Associates
Morham & Brotchie
McLeod & Aikten
Phase 1, Chap Construction