A former clinic in Dunfermline is to be converted into flats.
Plans have been approved to redevelop the old Carnegie Clinic in Inglis Street to form 18 flats in the centre of the town.
Funded by the town’s famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the B-listed building was opened in 1912 as a remedial clinic for children with physical disabilities and was also home to Dunfermline College of Hygiene.
The site was chosen to allow the baths and gymnasium of the adjoining Carnegie Centre to be used in the treatment of the clinic’s patients.
During the Second World War, the building served as an emergency hospital for both British and German casualties before being sold in 1950 to Dunfermline Town Council.
It was taken over by the NHS in 1974 and operated as a clinic until it was vacated in 2016 and sold for more than £275,000 to local developers Hunter and Turnbull.
Hunter and Turnbull described the scheme as “a prestigious development of one of Dunfermline’s most iconic buildings and when completed will consist of 18 stylish and bespoke one, two and three-bedroom apartments”.
The plans were agreed subject to conditions including a legal agreement relating to a £2,666 contribution towards infrastructure at St Margaret’s RC Primary School and an affordable housing contribution of £54,000.