Plans for new parks revealed

Published: 08 March 2019

Architects have unveiled plans for one of the biggest new parks in the city for more than a century.

It will be created at the heart of a "new neighbourhood" of 1600 new homes and a boardwalk-style promenade, which is planned just a few minutes walk away from the last tram stop at Newhaven.

Western Harbour presents an unprecedented opportunity to create a new neighbourhood in our historic city...

Ben Watson, Project Leader, 7N Architects


Open meadows, a woodland, spaces for events, sports and informal games, walking and running circuits are all envisaged for the 4.7 hectare park at the Western Harbour.

The new park will be at the heart of a development of 1600 new homes at the Western Harbour. An outdoor classroom is also proposed for a planned new primary school which will be directly connected to the park to avoid the need for children to cross a road.

Edinburgh-based 7N Architects, who are behind the masterplan for the new development, are working on the park designs with another local firm, landscape architects Rankin Fraser.

A spokesman for 7N Architects said: "The new neighbourhood focuses on the public realm and the spaces between the buildings to encourage people to inhabit and activate their environment. The new park, designed by Rankin Fraser, will form the heart of the new community offering play space, large open meadows, varied woodland, a community growing space..."

Full Story via The Scotsman News


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