great junction street


The concept took cognisance of the 'statement of urban design principles' produced by the council in 2003. The new design challenged the brief and proposed a new 5 storey building in line with adjacent buildings on the street. The upper floor is set back to reflect the roofscape of Great Junction Street. The proposal aimed to draw from the principles of tenement design along the street by respecting the verticality of the adjacent buildings. The design also respects the vertical window pattern of the tenements and is constructed of high quality materials such as natural stone and zinc.

The development was completed in December 2014.


client :

Port of Leith Housing Association

location :

Leith, Edinburgh



timeline :

2011 - 2013