Stead’s Place redevelopment, Leith Walk

Drum returns with third attempt at Leith Walk site

Drum Property Group has submitted new plans for the redevelopment of the 2.9-acre Stead’s Place site near the foot of Leith Walk, the firm’s third attempt at the project.

Published 6 April 2020

Government upholds decision to refuse Leith Walk development

Leith Walk campaigners have hailed a decision by the Scottish Government to reject Drum Property Group's appeal to demolish the sandstone building at Stead's Place.

Published 20 December 2019

Edinburgh University walks away from Leith Walk development

Developers behind proposals for a £50 million mixed-used transformation of Leith Walk have been dealt a major blow after the University of Edinburgh ended its involvement in the student flats element of the project.

Published 13 May 2019

Leith Walk planning refusal to be appealed

Drum Property Group has appealed a decision to reject its plans to knock down a prominent part of Leith Walk to make way for student housing and a hotel.

Published 9 May 2019

Councillors unanimously refuse £50m Leith Walk development

Plans for a £50 million mixed-used transformation of Edinburgh’s Leith Walk have been rejected by councillors.

Published 1 February 2019

£50m Leith Walk proposals recommended for approval

Revised proposals for a mixed-used transformation of Edinburgh’s Leith Walk complete with affordable housing and student accommodation have been recommended for approval by City of Edinburgh Council planners.

Published 25 January 2019

Community campaigners showcase alternative plans to ‘save’ Leith Walk

A grassroots campaign working to save the two storey sandstone block on Leith Walk has unveiled its own vision of how the block could be developed rather than demolished. 

Published 10 December 2018

Drum reduces height of proposed Leith Walk development

Drum Property Group has submitted revised design proposals in support of its planning application to transform a major section of Leith Walk in Edinburgh.

Published 7 December 2018

Letters of support reveal ‘more balanced picture’ of local feeling towards £50m Leith Walk development

Drum Property Group has revealed high levels of public support for its planning application which is set to transform Stead’s Place, near the foot of Leith Walk.

Published 2 October 2018

Drum submits revised Leith Walk plans to maintain area’s ‘distinctive feel and character’

A significant section of Leith Walk in Edinburgh is set to be transformed into a “vibrant” residential, student and visitor quarter following a major planning application submitted by Drum Property Group.

Published 7 August 2018

Drum unveils music venue plan as it seeks to maintain Leith Walk’s ‘distinctive feel and character’

Drum Property Group has unveiled plans to deliver a new music venue at Stead’s Place in Edinburgh as part of redesigned proposals for the area.

Published 14 May 2018