Basic Site Details

Name: Leith Docks Regeneration
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Mixed use redevelopment of Leith Docks including housing, retail and a permanent mooring site for the Royal Yacht Britannia.


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11990Early 2000sBuild/constructionmost of the work was undertaken in the early 2000s.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3CALA Homes (Scotland) LimitedContractorA  co-developer of the regeneration
Item 2 of 3Gregor Properties A  co-developer of the regeneration
Item 3 of 3Morrison HomesContractorA  Co-developer of the regeneration

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 6King's Landing100 flats. The first development of the Leith Regeneration to be completed.
Item 2 of 6Ocean HeightsDevelopment of 246 luxury appartments.
Item 3 of 6Ocean Terminal Shopping CentreShopping and Leisure complex including 70 retail units over 3 floors, Debenhams and British Home Stores department stores, 12 restaurants, a 12 screen muliplex cinema and a heath club.

The complex is adjacent to the mooring of the Royal Yacht Britannia. And includes the Royal Yacht's visitor centre.
Item 4 of 6Queens QuayDevelopment of luxury 2 and 3 bedroom flats at the mouth of the Water of Leith.

Information from a Morrison Homes promotional flyer
Item 5 of 6Rennie's LockDevelopment of 90 Luxury appartments and penthouses.
Item 6 of 6Scottish Office, Victoria QuayVictoria Quay was purchased at a cost of 46million, the acquisition of the building followed the principles of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). The chosen procurement route was Management Contracting.
Provides accomodation for 1500 office staff.
The building is economically designed and the construction cost was approximately 20% less than similar buildings in Edinburgh.
The repetitive structural system favoured prefabricated construction; the structure is set to a grid based on a basic 1.5m pre-cast module.
The building incorporates high levels of insulation, passive solar control and opening windows; a large thermal mass and sophisticated building management systems were put in place to minimise energy consumption and reduce costs of occupation.
An Access Audit was undertaken by the Scottish Office to ensure provisions were made for the needs of disabled people.
A number of artistic commissions were placed in the public areas of the building;
A Scottish Oak reception desk by designer Erik de Graaf.
A geometrical tile design in the central rotunda by Dundee artist Elizabeth McFall.
An etched and sandblasted glass screen by Glasgow artist Tracy MacKenna.
Tapestry made in Edinburgh by artist Jo Barker.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1The Sunday Times18 February 2001  The Scottish Homes Supp.