Edinburgh’s Western Harbour takes shape in detailed application
March 4 2019
7N Architects have fleshed out their plans for a new neighbourhood on Edinburgh’s neglected waterfront with the submission of detailed plans for Western Harbour.
A collaboration between Forth Ports and Rettie the project will deliver 938 homes as well as shops, commercial space, a health centre and primary school – all centred on a huge new park incorporating play areas, meadows and woodland.
Designed in tandem with landscape architects Rankin Fraser the new community will encourage residents to take ownership of their streets by prioritising pedestrians over vehicles and delivering high quality public realm.
Ben Watson, project leader at 7N Architects said: “Western Harbour presents an unprecedented opportunity to create a new neighbourhood in our historic city that can begin to address Edinburgh’s housing needs and can act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the city’s waterfront.”
Subject to the necessary consent’s construction ought to commence on site by the end of the year.