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Competition: Leith Community Croft Pavilion

Tennis pavilion in Leith Links
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Leith Community Crops in Pots (LCCIP) is on the hunt for a design team for a £150,000-to-£450,000 regeneration of a former sports pavilion in north Edinburgh

The winner of the £35,000 contract will draw up plans to either restore or replace a 1914 tennis pavilion in Leith Link which is no longer open to the public and currently used for storage and a workshop.

Planned to complete in 2019, the project will deliver a new farm shop, café, offices, events space for the charity along with an outdoor seating area with a clear view of a nearby nature-play facility. The new pavilion will the centrepiece of an existing community croft within the park cared for by the charity.

According to the brief: LCCIP would like to see this building restored and renovated to provide a multi-functional space that acts as a hub for the croft and the activities of charity.

‘The purpose of this project is to develop a set of costed design options for renovation and conversion of the Pavilion so it can be used for various activities.’

Leith is an ancient trading and fishing settlement three kilometres north east of Edinburgh overlooking the Waters of Leith and the Firth of Forth. The 18.5 hectare Leith Links is the area’s main public park, featuring mature trees and many sports pitches.

LCCIP was set up in 2008 to combat to climate change, bee decline and rising food prices while promoting good health and wellbeing in the local community. The charity focuses on growing food and running workshops on a community croft in Leith Links.

Facilities within the croft include a forest garden, market garden, nature play area, farmers market and welcome area. The latest project will deliver a new shop and café in a former pavilion at the north end of the site.

Proposals may either restore or replace the 1914 structure and should feature a ground floor shop and café suitable for events with office space within the loft. A toilet and storage space will also be required.

The deadline for application is 12noon on 4 August.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Evie Murray
Leith Community Crops in Pots
46a Consitution Street

Tel: +44 7921829120
Email: evie@cropsinpots.org


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