Stead's Place

Construction Update – July 2022

Construction on the long-awaited redevelopment of the Stead’s Place site is starting in July.

Drum Property Group’s ambitious proposals for Stead’s Place were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2021, heralding a major regeneration of the 2.9-acre site bringing much-needed investment to this important part of Edinburgh.

Drum has cleared the Stead’s Place site to the rear and has contracted Metnor Construction Ltd to build the first phase of 110 high-quality build-to-rent apartments. The apartments will be completed by spring 2024.

For more community-based information on the construction programme for Stead’s Place, view Metnor Construction’s newsletter here.

News Update – October 2022

One of Edinburgh’s most famous streets is set to be significantly revitalised by an exciting range of independent retail businesses which are due to be opening their doors during the next few months.

Drum Property Group has unveiled a host of new tenants for its refurbished ‘Red Sandstone’ building which extends from 106 to 154 Leith Walk.

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Development Context

The 2.9-acre Stead’s Place site has been earmarked for development by the City of Edinburgh Council since 2008 and consists largely of an aged industrial estate and office space together with a two-storey sandstone building facing directly on to Leith Walk.

As part of the proposed redevelopment included in the planning application, the existing industrial units located directly behind Leith Walk are to be demolished and replaced with a new homes-led landscaped development linking to Pilrig Park and beyond. The sandstone building will be retained and refurbished and made available for a range of commercial uses.