Demolition of Imperial Grain Warehouse

(Adapted from a post on the Cockburn Association’s Facebook page)

Forth Ports have applied for planning permission to demolish the Imperial Grain Warehouse, associated out buildings and external plant | Grain Silo Imperial Dock

The Imperial Dock Grain Elevator is a multi-phase category B listed grain storage building sited adjoining the deep water dock on Leith’s waterfront. The original building dates from 1933-4 and was designed by JD Easton and AH Roberts for the Leith Dock Commission. It was added to and extended in the late 1950’s and late 1960’s. Internally, the building comprises a series of concrete bins used as grain storage silos with an access floor to the top and another to the bottom. To the front, an elevator block still houses the original conveyors and lifts. The building was listed in 1995 when still in use, and was noted as a remarkable survival containing its early machinery.

To find out what Forth Ports want to replace it with, please log onto Edinburgh Council Planning Portal and enter 15/03779/LBC into the search box.

You have until 11 September to comment on this application to demolish a listed building.

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