Stead's Place
Edinburgh

Planning Update – June 2021

 

Leith Walk Plans Get Planning Green Light

 

Drum Property Group’s vision for the long-awaited redevelopment of a key site on Leith Walk is to become a reality following the granting of planning consent.


Drum’s ambitious proposals for Stead’s Place, near the foot of Leith Walk, were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council on Wednesday (June 2), heralding a major regeneration of the 2.9-acre site bringing much-needed investment and interest to this important part of the city centre.


The Stead’s Place site has been earmarked for development by the 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.


Drum will now replace the existing industrial units with 148 high-quality apartments, including 38 affordable homes, as part of an attractive landscaped residential scheme linking to Pilrig Park and beyond. The sandstone building will be retained and refurbished and made available for commercial occupation, providing a vibrant local retail and business frontage onto Leith Walk.


For the latest news on the planning approval, read our news release:


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: