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Ronaldson’s Wharf, Edinburgh : Leith Flats

Waterside Apartments Leith for Miller Homes

Ronaldson’s Wharf Leith

Housing, Ronaldson’s Wharf, The Shore, Leith
Date built: 2000-03
Design: Dignan Read Dewar with Fraser Brown Mackenna, architects

Ronaldson's Wharf Ronaldson's Wharf Leith Ronaldson's Wharf Flats Leith
;photos © Adrian Welch 26 May 2008

Ronaldson's Wharf Flats Ronaldson's Wharf Property
photos © Adrian Welch 31 May 2007

Competition winner: the jury consisted of Henri Ciriani and John McAslan amongst others.

Jun 2005 Update – PR from FBM:
Sandport Place nears completion
Edinburgh Architecture News
A development of affordable homes in Edinburgh for the Port of Leith Housing
Association is nearing completion. The development, which completes the three phase Ronaldson’s Wharf project, contains 48 one and two bedroom affordable homes

Ronaldsons Wharf: images by Keith Hunter received from Fraser Brown Mackenna Architects late 2004:

Fraser Brown Mackenna Ronaldson's Wharf Dignan Read Dewar Ronaldson's Wharf, Leith

Edinburgh Apartments Fraser Brown Mackenna Ronaldson's Wharf Dignan Read Dewar

Edinburgh Riverside Apartments Ronaldson's Wharf, Leith Fraser Brown Mackenna Dignan Read Dewar

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects:
15-18 Featherstone St, London, 0207 251 0543

Ronaldsons Wharf
south facade, by Adrian Welch

This project led on site by Edinburgh Architects Dignan Read Dewar finally received planning permission in early 2001. The developer is Miller Homes.

Water of Leith
river frontage, by Adrian Welch

The scheme is four to six storeys high and is radically different to the previously-rejected designs, using much more cedar alongside the white Sto render.

Ronaldsons Wharf
Ronaldson’s Wharf river view, by Adrian Welch

The development consists of 120 flats, with retail along the Water of Leith walkway.

Fraser Brown Mackenna
Ronaldson’s Wharf night view, by FBM

The Landscape architect was David Jenkins

Water of Leith
Water of Leith, Ronaldson’s Wharf site to left, by Adrian Welch

Mar 2001 News (archived) carried the Dignan Read Dewar’s PR. Apr 2001 News Editorial (archived) carried local response to Ronaldson’s Wharf.

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects set up in 1991

Rather unsuitable urban buildings adjacent to the site:
Leith Plumbline
Plumbline, photo by Adrian Welch

Scottish Parliament

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

New Town Harvey Nichols

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects (FBM) projects:-
Booth House Whitechapel for the Salvation Army
The Hackney Road Project, London
Brunel University: student accommodation
Office refurbishment for Gissings Ltd, City of London
Jebb Basement, Trent Park campus restructuring project at Middlesex University, London
The Slade School of Fine Art refurbishment, University College London
Private House, Hertfordshire

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects – Website: www.fbmarchitects.com

FBM have worked on another site in Edinburgh, the 2001 Edinburgh Park G4 Competition.

List of Key Leith Restaurants
restaurant details correct at time of writing, listed alphabetically:

bigos restaurant
277 Leith Walk, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 554 6539

Britannia Spice restaurant – Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepalese & Thai
150 Commercial St, Ocean Drive +44 (0)131 555 2255 [email protected]

Café Truva – Turkish cafe
77 The Shore, Leith +44 (0)131 554 5502

Cameo Bar
23 Commercial St, Leith +44 (0)131 554 9999

Compass Bar & Grill
44 Queen Charlotte St, Leith +44 (0)131 554 1979

D’Antonio’s – Italian Restaurant
63 The Shore, Leith +44 (0)131 467 7746

Daniel’s Bistro
Commercial Quay, Leith +44 (0)131 553 5933

1 The Shore, Leith +44 (0)131 554 5666

Giuliano’s on the Shore – Italian Restaurant
1 Commercial St, Leith +44 (0)131 554 5272

International Starters
82 Commercial Quay, Leith +44 (0)131 555 2546

Iso Bar
7 Bernard St, Leith +44 (0)131 467 8904

Khublai Khan – Mongolian
43 Assembly St, Leith +44 (0)131 555 0005

The Kitchin
78 Commercial Quay +44 (0)131 555 1755

Ma Potters Chargrill Restaurant & Bar
Ocean Terminal – 2nd Flr, Leith +44 (0)131 555 6700

Nobles Bar and Restaurant
44a Constitution St, Leith +44 (0)13 561 8219

Malmaison Hotel + Brasserie
The Shore, Leith +44 (0)131 468 5000

Martin Wishart – Michelin Star restaurant
54 The Shore, Leith +44 (0)131 553 3557

Plumed Horse
50-54 Henderson St, Leith +44 (0)131 554 5556

Raj Restaurant
87-91 Henderson St, Leith +44 (0)131 553 3980

The Shore Bar & Restaurant
3 The Shore, Leith +44 (0)131 553 5080 [email protected]

Skippers Bistro – Seafood Bistro
1a Dock Pl, Leith +44 (0)131 554 1018

Smoke Stack – Chargrill Restaurant
19 Shore Place, Leith +44 (0)131 476 6776

Suruchi Too Restaurant
121 Constitution St, Leith +44 (0)131 554 3268

The Lighthouse – Scotland’s Style Bar of the Year Award 2004
32-34 The Shore, Leith +44 (0)131 554 9465

The Vintners Rooms Restaurant – Southern French cuisine
87a Giles St, Leith +44 (0)131 554 6767
one of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh

Waterfront Wine Bar & Grill
1c Dock Pl, Leith +44 (0)131 554 7427

Ye Olde Peacock Inn
Newhaven +44 (0)131 552 8707

Zinc Bar & Grill
Ocean Terminal, Leith +44 (0)131 553 8070

Have you visited one of the above Leith Restaurants? Please mail your review to info(at)edinburgharchitecture.co.uk

Edinburgh hotel bookings: Hotels Edinburgh

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Comments on / Reviews of Edinburgh Restaurants: info(at)edinburgharchitecture.co.uk

FBM – Building PR: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects was the only firm of architects to receive an award in 2004 from the National Home Improvement Council. Their project for the Port of Leith Housing Association at Ronaldson’s Wharf won a commendation in the Best Brownfield/Recycled Building category. The waterfront block of this three-phase development recently featured on Scottish Television.

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