Fate of Aberdeen’s oldest hospital to be decided

Woolmanhill Hospital in Aberdeen.
Woolmanhill Hospital in Aberdeen.

THE fate of Aberdeen’s oldest hospital could become clearer next month.

NHS Grampian hopes to name its “preferred bidder” for the Woolmanhill site next month.

The property in the heart of the city was put up for sale after facing a £20 million repair bill. And the closing date for bids has now passed.

A NHS Grampian spokeswoman said: “We have had good interest from the market and are currently evaluating the offers we received.

“We hope to confirm a preferred bidder in October.”

Woolmanhill Hospital was designed by renowned architect Archibald Simpson.
Woolmanhill Hospital was designed by architect Archibald Simpson.

Renowned architect Archibald Simpson designed the hospital between 1833 and 1840 to replace the one originally built on the site in 1740.