Leith Meanwhile

Client: The City of Edinburgh Council

Value: £1.3m

Tier 1 Contractor: Morrison Construction

Project: The Leith Meanwhile project, whilst small in budget is big in impact and is worthy of Regeneration Project of the Year. It’s been a true collaborative effort and the various elements – from refurbishing a listed building to creating artists’ studios and community spaces – combine to deliver a community hub which is having a positive impact locally.

During construction, social enterprise Rebuild provided paid employment for trainees facing barriers to work, new studios provide creative workspaces for local artists and the project allowed the community to get involved in shaping their area.

Leith Meanwhile is generating spend in the local economy and income for the local authority, whilst enhancing social cohesion and community wellbeing by acting as a focus for a wide range of activities in a new public space. It’s also enhancing the cultural value of the area, all whilst demonstrating environmental sustainability, bringing meaningful use to a previously neglected site.

Status: The project was successfully handed over in Summer 2018.

Check out the Leith Meanwhile Case Study