Revised Leith Walk timescale update (Stakeholder email update 45)

The following is from Edinburgh Council, not Leith Central CC.

Our contractors have advised of a revision to the planned completion date for the first sections (5a and 7a) of the Leith Walk works. It was reported in the previous update (No.44, 29 May) that the two initial worksites were scheduled to finish week commencing 16th June. This has now been revised and the anticipated completion timescale is now week commencing 23rd June. This change to the timescale for these sections should not alter the planned finishing date for the main sections (5 & 7) and this remains the 11th August.

Contributing factors to this revision have included some gully connections taking longer than expected, the installation and service connections to the new lighting columns, the need to raise the height of some service covers and more complex slabbing work required due to a number of varying sized utilities covers in some locations. Lessons have been learned from the experience of these initial sites and this will help inform the work in future sections.

The next worksites

The next worksites, Sections 5b and 7b, are due to start immediately following the completion of sections 5a and 7a. The barriers and fencing from these initial worksites will be removed once completed and moved to the next sections.
As a reminder, sections will cover the following approximate areas:

  • Section 5B – 337 Leith Walk to 301 Leith Walk (area north of Iona Street stopping before the Dalmeny Street Junction)
  • Section 7B – 177 Leith Walk to 165 Leith Walk (area at Smith’s Place junction to around former Lothian Buses depot)

We hope you find this update useful and general questions regarding the work can be addressed to the City Centre and Leith Neighbourhood Team,, or 0131 529 7061. Issues related to the works on site, such as access enquiries or concerns can be directed to myself on mobile number 07739 188438, direct line 529-7519 or email



Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc PGDip I Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) I Services for Communities I City Centre Neighbourhood Management Team I 1 Cockburn Street I Edinburgh I EH1 1BJ

Tel: 0131 529 7519        Mobile: 07739 188 438