Ninewells 1974-2014

Site Expansion

Since the original buildings were completed in 1974, Ninewells has been regularly altered and expanded. These additions have included new public and social spaces like the Ian Low Centre or the community garden, as well as major new buildings such as the Jacqui Woods Cancer Centre. Although the site may not have expanded in the way its architects originally envisioned, Ninewells has continued to prove itself an innovative and active place whilst continuing to maintain the close relationship between the Medical School and Hospital.

Ninewells Aerial ViewNinewells Aerial View 2008

Images above: Aerial views of Ninewells showing the growth of the hospital since it was opened in 1974 (courtesy of NHS Tayside)


 Concourse 1974

Image above: The main concourse at Ninewells was originally a much emptier space. In 1989 it was redesigned by British Airport Authorities to turn it into a welcoming, shop-filled environment. (courtesy of NHS Tayside)



Maggie's Centre

Image above: Maggie’s Dundee was designed by the world-famous architect Frank Gehry, and built on the hospital site in 2003. The centre provides free support for people with cancer and their families.


Children's Hospital Opening

Image above: The Tayside Children's Hospital was formally opened in 2007 by comedian and former university rector Fred MacAuley. It is one of just four specialist children's hospitals in Scotland and helps children across Tayside and north east Fife. (copyright DC Thomson & Co Ltd)

Community Garden

Image above: Created in 2013 and featured on BBC One's Beechgrove Garden, the therapeutic and community garden offers patients and visitors a place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the hospital. The garden includes herbaceous plants, fruit and vegetables, and sensory and medicinal herb gardens.






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