Leith Fort Housing
Housing scheme in Edinburgh comprising of several high-rise blocks looking over the Firth of Forth
In total there are a total of 357 houses in twenty five house-types built inside and retaining the guard houses and walls of an 18th century building by James Craig.
The scheme comprises of one and two storey courtyard houses, two seven-storey and two 21-storey buildings with a podium building between.
The open area at the south end of the site is occupied by the seven-storey buildings. These provide a link in scale with the surrounding tenements.
On the ground floor of the twenty-one storey buildings are shops, a water-pumping room, switch-rooms, an electrical sub-station and garages. On the first floor, at podium level, are the lift waiting halls and launderettes.
The 19 storeys of houses are made up of interlocking three-storey units with four flats at the middle access level, and access to two marionettes above and two below.
The high-rise buildings were constructed insitu in concrete with precast concrete cladding applied without the use of scaffolding.
- Completed: 1966
- Sector: Residential
- Address: Leith Fort, North Fort Street, Leith, EH6 4AY, United Kingdom