Cooper Cromar’s latest development for Places for People at Shrubhill in Edinburgh has been granted planning permission.
The project consists of the redevelopment of a prime city centre site in Leith, providing 376 flats, a masonic club, retail units and an underground car park, together with 30 refurbished flats within an existing Grade ‘B’ listed tram depot.
The public realm has been designed to be car-free and delineates between semi-private and public landscaped spaces thus providing an arterial route through the development for the wider community. As part of the development a new masonic club will be formed over two floors accessed from Leith Walk allowing the existing premises to be redeveloped as part of the new development. Retail units fronting Leith Walk provide street activity and a mixed-use environment for the new neighbourhood.
An existing ‘B’ listed chimney, boundary walls and tram depot provide an historic reference to the new development, and their refurbishment provides a key focus within the public realm and a legacy from the previous site use and its ornate industrial character.
The 356 space underground car park will provide safe and secure car parking for the occupants and is accessed from pod access units located strategically within the public realm.