Leith Street closures: May and June 2019

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council, Nuveen and Laing O’Rourke, received 23 April 2019. LCCC’s webmaster apologises for the late posting of this information – work circumstances got in the way.)

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Leith Street will close temporarily between the junction of Princes Street (Waterloo Place) and the turning into Calton Road. Laing O’Rourke would firstly like to say sorry that this was reported in the media before you heard the news from us. It was not able to share the news at that stage as the dates had not been confirmed.

The works will take place in two phases, with the road reopening in between:

Start date: 5 May 2019-19.00
End date: 25 May 2019 -0700

Start date: 6 June 2019-19.00
End date: 11 June 2019-0700

Laing O’Rourke would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this additional closure may cause. Leith Street will need to close temporarily to allow the installation of one of the largest mobile cranes in the UK adjacent to John Lewis. There will then need to be a second shorter period of closure, during which time a smaller crane will be in position to continue the works. It is necessary to close the road to allow us to use these large pieces of machinery, which will be placed on the street.

Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained throughout the closures, although it will be necessary to dismount between Greenside Row and Calton Road whilst passing the designated crane zone. Access will remain for emergency service vehicles. The work will be carried out by contractor Laing O’Rourke.

We would like to thank you for your continued patience during this programme of works. Should you have any questions about the works, please do not hesitate to contact Irene Gibb, Laing O’Rourke’s Community Liaison Officer, on 07823362404 or at esjcommunity@laingorourke.com.

City of Edinburgh Council
Nuveen Real Estate
Laing O’Rourke