Tenants being lined up for iconic red sandstone building

THE identity of tenants in an iconic red sandstone block at the foot of Leith Walk, in Edinburgh, have been revealed.

The block had originally been earmarked for demolition. But local campaigning against the plans was cheered when, first, The City of Edinburgh Council refused the application (here), and, second, the Scottish Government rejected an appeal against the council’s decision (here).

Now, the developer, Drum Property Group, is announcing, here: “One of Edinburgh’s most famous streets is set to be significantly revitalised by an exciting range of independent retail businesses which are due to be opening their doors during the next few months. 

“Drum Property Group has unveiled a host of new tenants for its refurbished ‘Red Sandstone’ building, which extends from 106 to 154 Leith Walk. 

“Following a major redevelopment project, the distinctive two-storey building, first completed in 1933 in the Scottish Art Deco style, now provides flexible space for up to ten groundfloor retail units, together with a range of open-plan first-floor business suites overlooking the foot of Leith Walk.”

In addition, Drum says: “New retail tenants include Hobz Bakery, Cornelius Wines, vintage clothing store Rhinestone Cowboys, Chorrito Sauce Company and Design Eat Repeat, a design store and gallery space.

“They join Leith Depot, an established bar, restaurant and music venue which has been based at the location since 2015 and has recently signed a new lease expanding the venue and extending its stay at the retail parade.”

Pictured: Tram works in front of the new The Red Sandstone, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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