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Western Harbour Leith Architecture
Forthside Apartments, Newhaven Property, North Edinburgh, Scotland: Built Environment
Western Harbour Property in Newhaven / Leith
Western Harbour Leith
Western Harbour property
Design: Cooper Cromar architects
The Element, Western Harbour: £30m – FM Developments
Leith Western Harbour
Between 1936 and 1942 the Port of Leith’s western harbour was created by the construction of two breakwaters, the western of them running out from Newhaven into the Firth of Forth.
A large area of land to the east of the western breakwater has since been reclaimed through landfill, on the opposite side of the water to Ocean Terminal.
In 2003, it was the location for the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards. The awards ceremony was held in a 6,000-capacity big top arena constructed specifically for the main event.
In 2004 the owner of the Docks, Forth Ports, announced plans to carry out a major redevelopment of the area. The planned development, which was given supplementary planning guidance by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2004, will be the size of a small town with up to 17,000 new homes. The new urbanist masterplan was designed by the new classical office of ADAM Architecture.
Initially, three large residential blocks were built along the western breakwater in 2009. However, interest in further development suddenly halted, largely as a result of the Global Financial Crisis and later the decision to cancel the Edinburgh Trams project to Leith and Newhaven.
Interest in Western Harbour has picked up again with the decision to complete the light rail link to Newhaven, which has since opened to passengers in June 2023. The Harbour Point & Gateway residential developments were completed in 2019 and the new replacement Victoria Primary and Nursery school opened its doors in January 2022. Another five development-ready sites went on the market in 2022 that would see up to 600 homes built on 10 acres of brownfield site.
Edinburgh Waterfront Property
Contemporary Edinburgh Waterfront Architectural Designs – recent Firth of Forth property selection from e-architect:
image from Cooper Cromar Architects
photo from the architects
Belford Road housing
image © Adrian Welch
Lasswade Road Housing
image © Keith Hunter
Eyre Place housing
picture from the architect
Ocean Terminal Leith
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