WESTERN HARBOUR, LEITH, EDINBURGH
Redevelopment of an extensive dock area
Previously Edinburgh’s main port, the dock area at Leith is largely redundant and dislocated from the historic city. The urban design reconnects the site to the city, regenerating the 28 hectare area of reclaimed land as an attractive and sustainable urban quarter. The masterplan follows the principles of Traditional Urbanism, combining building groups of mixed scale and use, and interconnected character areas that relate to local architecture. The site will have a total of 3,000 homes, with urban spaces that are well defined and enclosed, located within a varied network of safe streets and open spaces.
Awarded Congress for the New Urbanism Award of Excellence 2008
Commissioned by Forth Property Developments Ltd
Masterplan by Robert Adam at ADAM Urbanism
Building Code by Robert Adam at ADAM Urbanism
Buildings Designed by Various Architects