Newhaven Edinburgh Building, Firth of Forth Architecture, Waterfront Photos, Docks, Scotland
Newhaven Buildings : Architecture
Docks near Leith, north Edinburgh, Scotland – Harbour Property, Housing
130 flats on brownfield site at Newhaven Place for Port of Leith Housing Association. Plans involve a six-storey block with 4 large wind turbines. Jan 2008
photo © Adrian Welch
Edinburgh’s Simpson + Brown Architects to convert former Harry Ramsden’s to restaurant / pub for Forth Property Developments: Full Planning Application – Granted 24.09.07
Late 20th Century housing designed by architect Basil Spence:
images © Adrian Welch 2006
Sir Basil Urwin Spence (1907-76) was a Scottish architect, most notably associated with Coventry Cathedral in England and the Beehive in New Zealand, but also responsible for numerous other buildings in the Modernist/Brutalist style.
Fish market & museum building + lighthouse
Alien Rock – Old St Andrews Church: 19th Century building, refurbished, located at 8 Pier Place
Flour mill (right) newly-formed land: this area is being developed by Forth Ports plc:Leith Western Harbour
photo © Adrian Welch
Date built: 2003-
Design: Gilberts Architects
picture from the architect
This is a district in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, between Leith and Granton and about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the city centre. Formerly a village and harbour on the Firth of Forth, it had a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants at the 1991 census. The ‘village’ was designated a conservation area, one of 40 such areas in Edinburgh, in 1977.
It has a very distinctive building form, typical of many Scottish fishing villages, with a ‘forestair’ leading to accommodation at first floor level. The lower ground floor was used for storing nets. More modern housing dating from the 1960s has replicated the style of these older buildings.
The village lies on the line of a prehistoric raised beach. It was part of North Leith Parish, being situated north of the Water of Leith which divided Leith into north and south parishes. It was once a thriving fishing village and a centre for shipbuilding.
The new Western Harbour development extends north into the Firth of Forth from the historic centre of the community (around the old harbour). It is also the home of Next Generation Sports Centre (now named David Lloyd Newhaven Harbour), where the tennis player Andy Murray regularly played as a youngster.
Architecture in Edinburgh
Leith, Edinburgh: Brief History
Newhaven Housing architect – Basil Spence
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