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George Wimpey City

Leith Docks


Plans were announced on 16 November 2005 for over 400 new flats, a tree-lined promenade and a terrace Café area to be built on a plot in Leith Docs at a cost of £50m.  

The site is close to the Scottish Executive Headquarters.  It is on the north of Victoria Quay, adjacent to the new office block that houses Visit Scotland.  A large hoarding has marked the spot for some time.

The plans have been drawn up by the Edinburgh architects, RMJM.  The flats will range in height from eight to sixteen storeys.  25% of the flats may be earmarked as 'affordable housing'.

Wimpey have been discussing their plans with Edinburgh Council.   It is expected that the plans will be formally submitted to the council in early 2006 and that building work will begin in early 2007.


An exhibition of the proposed new development was on display on:

Leith Library

November 23, 2005

Ocean Terminal

November 24, 2005

November 25, 2005

Leith Library

November 26, 2005 (not fully displayed)


Edinburgh Evening News:  16 November 2005, p23
Herald & Post:  24 November 2005,  p.27


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