Leith Community Croft opens


We are delighted that the Leith Community Croft has officially opened.

Thomson Gray provided cost consultancy services for the charity Earth in Common to create a new community hub. We worked with Simpson & Brown, Harley Haddow and Narro to transform a dilapidated former tennis pavilion at the corner of Leith Links into a new café, farm shop, space for a food market and nature play area for children.

The early 20th century pavilion has been refurbished and extended to accommodate a café, farm shop, community and skills training space designed to open directly to the croft. The new extension has a sedum roof to attenuate rainwater and help maintain the site’s biodiversity.

Leith Community Croft a community growing project in Edinburgh's Leith Links. Pavilion and urban edible garden.  Single storey building with tiled roof and contemporary extension. Picnic tables and benches with visitors.
View of the new extension at Leith Community Croft, an urban growing project with cafe. The new extension is glazed and has a flat sedum roof. Visitors gather under the trees.