Project: Residential / Commercial
Drum’s £50 million proposal for the 2.9-acre Stead’s Place site on Leith Walk is for a mixed-used scheme combining high quality, affordable housing for local people and post-graduate student accommodation, as well as a hotel, restaurant, café, music venue and retail units. The University of Edinburgh will be the operating partner for the student residences and hotel, and Places for People will own and operate the affordable homes.
Our vision is to transform the entire site into a welcoming, distinctive and accessible destination linked to the rest of the city. The proposals will bring an added dimension to Leith Walk, opening up what is currently an inhospitable industrial site by creating a vibrant, contemporary and accessible community for residents and visitors alike.