Raised gardens court urban residents in Leith
January 18 2021
Work has begun on a new apartment block in Leith which conceals 2,500sq/m of raised gardens designed by OPEN.
Overlooking Ocean Terminal the CALA Homes Waterfront Plaza will obscure undercroft parking with a south-facing green space finished with artificial grass, paving and planters, connected directly to nearby walking and cycling routes via a landscaped walkway.
OPEN associate Alastair Haigh said: “These gardens are a special element within this site – located above the street level they will provide unique spaces for those that are lucky enough to live here.
“Green space is really coveted at the moment, so to be able to provide landscaped gardens that provide this and enhance the views from apartments by covering parking is a fantastic use of the space.”
The phased development will begin opening to residents from the spring.