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Andrew Melville Hall

with Cooper Cromar

Andrew Melville Hall is a student hall of residence of the University of St Andrews. Built in 1967 by the renowned architect James Stirling in brutalist style, it accommodates approximately 250 students.

Designed in the New Brutalist style, Andrew Melville Hall was built during a major expansion of the University in the 1960s using prefabricated concrete modules. Errors in construction meant the extensive remedial work was required over several decades. Plans for further buildings to the same design were abandoned.

It has become an important architectural landmark: it was included in DoCoMoMo’s 1993 list of Key Scottish Monuments and was ranked number 12 in the top 100 Scottish buildings of the last 50 years.

Atelier Ten is presently undertaking the sensitive refurbishment of the building services to create an exciting contemporary space whilst respecting the original design concept. Key to the success of this will be integrating new power and data requirements associated with the HMO regulations.