The Story So Far

and what’s still to come at St Andrews West…
St Andrews West CGI image residential and retail space

Expected 2025

As the dynamic hub of St Andrews West, The Square will be home to an independent café and grocers, local businesses, a medical centre, accessible green space, and travel links.

November 2023

Phase 2 at St Andrews West is launched! Designed by award-winning architects Studio LBA to complement the surrounding landscape, this exciting new phase includes 16 hours, 8 Fisher Flats and 38 apartments.

November 2023

The Show Home at St Andrews West Opens! Incorporating local design and businesses where possible, the home showcases the unrivalled experience of living at St Andrews West. Book your slot today by contacting

October 2023

The first homeowners move into The Rowhouses at St Andrews West, marking a historic moment for the community.

New Homes at St Andrews West
Simply submitted planning for a new care home at St Andrews West

Spring 2023

Morar Living, a part of Simply UK, begins work on their purpose-built care facility, due to accommodate its first residents in Autumn 2024.

January 2023

Work officially begins on site for Phase 1 of St Andrews West, proudly being brought forward by Headon S1 St Andrews West; a partnership between Headon Developments and S1 Developments.

Phase 1 will include 18 houses and 20 fishers flats. More information is available through Living at St Andrews West.

St Andrews West timeline summer 2022 work begins at site drone shot
Royal and Ancient Golf Club logo St Andrews West timeline

October 2022

Royal and Ancient Golf Club announce plans to locate a purpose-built staff headquarters at St Andrews West.

Martin Slumbers, club secretary and R&A chief executive at the time said about the site, “most importantly it met the criteria of being firmly in St. Andrews, within sight of the Links and with the opportunity to create purpose-built facilities that reflect our role in golf… [it] is an exciting development for the future of the organisation”. The project is anticipated for completion in 2026.

March 2022

The William Gibson Charitable Trust announce they will be moving from their Argyle Street premises to a new specialist care home at St Andrews West. Solving a 17-year search for the perfect location to replace their existing home which first came into use in the 1880s.

Gibson Trust relocating to St Andrews West
Madras College new state of the art school at St Andrews West

August 2021

Madras College opens the doors of its new state of the art school for the new academic year. Welcoming all its students under the one-roof for the first time since 1967. The architecturally celebrated school features Astroturf sports pitches, a theatre and parking available for use by the local community.


St Andrews West is granted planning permission in principle from Fife Council. Following years of collaboration with the council, public consultations, extensive development research and input from industry-leading experts, the development begins to become reality.

The planning permission approves the phased plan to provide 900 new homes (of which 270 will be classified as affordable homes), University uses, local employment and business uses, retail, care homes, hotel, green travel network, major link road (now Bell Brae) and the new Madras College School building at St Andrews West.

St Andrews West Masterplan aerial view of the site
Concept art for St Andrews West site


Headon Developments, St Andrews University and other local landowners come together for initial talks about a new community in St Andrews.

20 years later the first homes would finally start to be built on site!

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