Interactive Website for Leith Walk Site Live on Thursday 30 July

Drum has launched an online public consultation seeking views on a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council for the redevelopment of the 2.9-acre Stead’s Place site, near the foot of Leith Walk.

The interactive online consultation will be launched on Thursday (30th July), following the latest Scottish Government guidance on public consultation reflecting the current restrictions in public gathering imposed by the coronavirus lockdown.

The Stead’s Place site has been earmarked for development by the City of Edinburgh Council since 2008 and consists largely of an aged industrial estate and office space, together with a two-storey sandstone building facing directly on to Leith Walk.

As part of the proposed redevelopment, the sandstone building will be retained and refurbished and made available for a range of commercial uses. The existing industrial units located directly behind Leith Walk are to be demolished and replaced with a new residential-led landscaped development, linking to Pilrig Park and beyond.

Welcoming this latest phase of the Stead’s Place redevelopment, Graeme Bone, Managing Director of Drum Property Group, said: “We remain 100% committed to investing in and improving the whole Stead’s Place site, and are looking forward to this next initial stage of planning consultation, which will now take place online following Scottish Government advice.

“We have listened to a range of concerns voiced during the previous application. As a result, we are proposing to retain and refurbish the two-storey sandstone building to ensure that, once again, it plays an important role in the future of the Leith Walk community.

“The rest of the site will be designated to provide much needed local housing. This will open up what is currently an inhospitable industrial area to create an accessible living environment linked through landscaped walkways and cycle routes to Pilrig Park and the rest of the city. We are confident that the revised proposals provide a much-needed boost to the city’s economy as it recovers from the coronavirus lockdown.”

The online consultation can be viewed by logging on to the Stead’s Place website:

The live consultation will be launched on Thursday 30 July, with viewers able to email questions directly to the development design team between 12 noon and 8 pm on that day. A questionnaire seeking feedback on the proposals will be available to return online, with a completion deadline of August 13.