Major plans by the University of St Andrews to redevelop one of the most distinctive and historically significant buildings in central St Andrews are now underway.
Demolition works to remove dilapidated 1960s and 1970s buildings to the rear of the former Madras College building in South Street site were undertaken in 2022 and early 2023.
In December 2022 award-winning architectural firm WilkinsonEyre was appointed to produce designs for the flagship project.
‘New College’ will be home to the new St Andrews Business School, comprising the Schools of Economics and Finance, and Management, as well as accommodating the University’s world-renowned School of International Relations.
The development will in large part be resourced via a fundraising campaign amongst St Andrews alumni and supporters.
The former secondary school building and grounds were acquired from Fife Council in 2021 and Madras College relocated to a new purpose-built building at Bell Brae, on the outskirts of St Andrews, in August of that year.
More information about ongoing works to give the former Madras College building a new lease of life is available in this video.
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