2005 Plans - scaled down
Leith Townscape Heritage Initiative was announced in summer 2005.
At that time it was proposed to overhaul 9 buildings in Leith at a cost of
Edinburgh Evening News: April 21,
On 1 November 2005, an announcement about
this initiative referred to expenditure of £13m on 7 buildings:
- to create environmental improvements
including making Bernard Street and The Shore more pedestrian friendly.
- to install new lighting.
- to enable
some of the older buildings to be brought back into use. The
first buildings to be tackled are expected to be:
- Leith Victoria Boxing Club.
- St James Church
- The Citadel Youth Club.
- a Hindu temple.
Buildings to be tackled later are expected to be
- Leith Theatre.
- the old custom house.
- a former wool market.
The Edinburgh Evening News, on November 1, 2005
reported that work was expected to begin in 18 months' time,
following a feasibility study, and to last for 5 years. The Heritage
Lottery Fund has already agreed to contribute £1.8m towards this project.
Edinburgh Evening News: 1 November