Up to 800 homes in the offing at new Leith Docks neighbourhood
September 21 2022
Forth Ports has launched a pre-application discussion to transform a disused Leith dock with up to 800 homes, commercial space and a hotel.
Harbour 31 will see a new boardwalk skirt Edinburgh Dock, with an events space and public square making the most of the waterfront setting. Historic features such as listed cranes and a pumphouse will all be retained as part of this work.
This post-industrial mixed-use quarter will sit to the north of a new residential neighbourhood, with urban blocks framing an extended Albert Road. A range of tenures is promised for these properties, including affordable, build to rent and private sale with precise proportions yet to be determined.
Overseen by CDA the plan calls for a pedestrian-centric public realm with re-used rails and stone setts connecting podium decks to the water via tree-lined boulevards.
In a statement the applicant wrote: "Areas previously closed to the public will open up to allow the city to enjoy life at Harbour31 with public parks and vibrant uses throughout, helping to create a real sense of community."
Proposals are expected to be finalised in the autumn ahead of an application for planning permission in principle.
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