Stead's Place

News Update – March 2022

Ground Survey and Demolition Works

Drum Property Group is now starting a full refurbishment programme of the red sandstone building on Leith Walk, having commenced survey and demolition works to the rear of the development site at Stead’s Place in October 2021.

The initial works on Stead’s Place are likely to last until the end of April, prior to construction starting late summer 2022. 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. The current schedule of works is as follows:

Steads Place

• March to mid-April 2022: completion of the breaking up and crushing of the existing ground floor slab

• April to July 2022: archaeological digs

• July 2022: enabling works for the main site

• September 2022: main construction works commence*

* Further details on the main construction programme will be communicated in the summer of 2022.

Red Sandstone Building

• Renovation to the red sandstone building has begun and will continue until August 2022.

• The contractor, Clark Contracts, has a compound set up for the duration of these works and the majority of the works for this building are internal.

We thank all residents and neighbours for their patience and cooperation as these essential works are completed. For any enquiries please contact

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: