Consent secured for Water of Leith brownfield project

Architectural practice Sheppard Robson has secured planning permission for a 180-unit residential project that it said will 'reinvigorate' a prominent brownfield site on banks of the Water of Leith in the north of Edinburgh.

The Canonmills Garden project for Artisan REI will feature four blocks set around a garden square. Picture: Contributed

The Canonmills Garden development, for client Artisan REI, will feature four blocks of apartments, maisonettes and townhouses, set around a garden square.

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Artisan property director Clive Wilding said the scheme, on the site of a former B&Q store, had received “very positive” feedback during public consultations.

Adam McGhee, partner at Sheppard Robson, added: “The project has been designed to have two different characters: the inner courtyard, which will be the calm and tranquil heart to the development, whilst the perimeter has a definite urban character respecting its location and surrounding townscape.”