Regeneration of industrial space into much needed homes for local residents.
Drum’s vision for the long-awaited redevelopment of a key site on Leith Walk is to become a reality following the granting of planning consent in June 2021. Drum’s ambitious proposals for Stead’s Place, near the foot of Leith Walk will herald a major regeneration of the 2.9-acre site bringing much-needed investment and interest to this important part of the city centre.
The Stead’s Place site has been earmarked for development by the Council since 2008 and consists largely of an aged industrial estate and office space
Drum will now replace the existing industrial units with 148 high-quality apartments, including 38 affordable homes, as part of an attractive landscaped residential scheme linking to Pilrig Park and beyond.
The planning consent is the culmination of four years of research, planning and local community engagement by Drum since the company first purchased the site in 2017 and represents a complete turnaround of local sentiment and support for the scheme, with Drum working in partnership with local community groups to ensure mutually beneficial objectives for the development were met. The consented proposal follows a comprehensive consultation programme with the local residential, community groups and business community, with almost three-quarters of those consulted either supportive or neutral about the revised plans. The refurbishment was completed in 2022.