Shipping Container Development Leith, Eco Town, Villages, Docks

Container City – Leith : Architecture

Forth Ports Building Proposal, Edinburgh, Scotland

Shipping Container Development

Containersville – News Jan 2008

Forth Ports so-called eco-town built from shipping containers proposed for Leith Docks. Up to 300 live / work units located in 2 out of 9 ‘villages’. Charles Hammond, Forth Ports chief executive, was inspired by a visit to Container City in East London, home to 37 units.

Containers would be cut out on one side and welded to another to allow for two-room units, with an office and living quarters. Envisaged as temporary bases for the ‘creative industries’ they might become permanent.

Western Harbour Redevelopment

Leith Docks Masterplan
Leith Docks
picture from the architect

Leith Architecture


Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh Buildings – Selection:

Register House
General Register House
photo © Adrian Welch

RBS Gogarburn
Royal Bank of Scotland
picture © webbaviation

Edinburgh Informatics
Potterrow Edinburgh
picture © Keith Hunter

National Gallery of Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland
photograph © Adrian Welch

Meadowbank Stadium
Meadowbank Stadium
photograph © Adrian Welch

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Forth Ports Leith – Building : page