Stead's Place

News Update – October 2021

Ground Survey and Demolition Works Starting

Drum Property Group has now started ground survey and demolition works to the rear of the development site at Stead’s Place on Leith Walk.

These initial works are likely to last until the end of November prior to construction starting in 2022. Whilst pedestrian and cycle access through the site between Leith Walk and Pilrig Park will always be maintained, the site is now closed to all vehicular traffic apart from required site traffic and the delivery of demolition and construction plant.

As a result, the site has now been fenced off for both security and health & safety purposes and will remain so until the demolition and construction works are complete.

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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.

To view our revised proposals from our second consultation event, click here:

To view the proposals from our first consultation event launched in July 2020, click here: