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December 4 2019

Social good emphasised at Leith gasworks consultation

Sundial properties have held a public exhibition detailing their plans for the redevelopment of a former gasworks at the junction of Baltic and Constitution Street, Leith.

Detailed plans are being worked up by Michael laird Architects for a future planning application for a mixed-use development centred on postgraduate student accommodation alongside a digital co-working space, housing and shops.

Promoting the social good aspect of their scheme Sundial promise to gift 18 new build apartments adjacent to the A-listed Corn Exchange to a local charity and have vowed to support local entrepreneurs by blocking national retail chains from moving into four shop units.

These elements would be clustered around a large central courtyard with listed buildings retained and enhanced through a clear divide between old and new, sensitive infill and considered use of materials.

Spurred by ongoing tram works along Constitution Street commercial units will be oriented to front the major thoroughfare, set behind a retained and restored ground floor façade as a base for new-build flats above.

Public comment on the proposals is invited.

Accommodation will be arranged around a landscaped central courtyard
Accommodation will be arranged around a landscaped central courtyard
Constitution Street's role as the main commercial artery of Leith would be enhanced
Constitution Street's role as the main commercial artery of Leith would be enhanced

5 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 4 Dec 2019 at 12:19 PM
Lovely drawings. Really difficult to tell if they are hand drawn or computer generated...

Who are the Architects?
Urban Realm
#2 Posted by Urban Realm on 4 Dec 2019 at 13:09 PM
Sorry, it's Michael Laird Architects
Nairn's Bairn
#3 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 4 Dec 2019 at 16:44 PM
The affordable shopfronts on Constitution Street are very nice indeed. Solid, traditional, trustworthy, those will hopefully be filled in no time.
John
#4 Posted by John on 4 Dec 2019 at 17:46 PM
This looks good. Additional density and active shopfronts most welcomed.
naive
#5 Posted by naive on 5 Dec 2019 at 15:26 PM
Sensitive infill?
More infill than sensitive as it looks like there are approximately 10 m between tall linear buildings!

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