Shipping Container Development Leith, Western Harbour Eco Town, Villages, Scottish docks welded units

Container City Leith Architecture

Forth Ports Building Proposal, Edinburgh eco-town built from shipping containers in Scotland, UK

post updated 29 October 2023

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.

Leith Docks Building Designs

Contemporary Leith Docks Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Western Harbour Redevelopment

Leith Docks Masterplan
Leith Docks - Shipping Container Development
architecture picture from the architect studio

Leith Architecture

Leith Docks Public Meeting

Leith Edinburgh

Leith Ocean Terminal

Leith Platinum Point

Leith Ocean Heights

Leith Ocean Point

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Major Scottish Capital Property Designs – key architectural selection below:


Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh Buildings – Selection:

Register House
General Register House
building photo © Adrian Welch

RBS Gogarburn
Royal Bank of Scotland
building picture © webbaviation

Potterrow Edinburgh
Potterrow Edinburgh
building picture © Keith Hunter

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

Meadowbank Stadium
Meadowbank Stadium
building photograph © Adrian Welch

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