Drum Unveils New Music Venue for Leith Walk.
Drum Property Group has redesigned its proposals for Stead’s Place, Edinburgh following extensive consultation with the local community. Plans now include a row of independent retail, restaurant and entertainment units facing directly on to Leith Walk - with a new live music venue at its heart.
The developers are responding to community feedback from the recent consultation exercise. Many consulted felt that the new development should try to maintain the area’s distinctive cultural feel and identity as well as retaining an independent music venue for Leith.
The new row of units will be enclosed in a red sandstone façade which reflects the design and shape of the existing Leith Walk frontage and it is hoped that many of the small independent traders currently based there will relocate to the new development on completion. Detailed plans continue to evolve.
The existing music venue in the parade, Leith Depot, will close at the end of its lease in 2019 and the operators have decided they do not want to return. Drum’s new venue will be purpose-built to encourage live performances as well as providing display space for a range of other creative arts and exhibitions.