Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) recently undertook a feasibility study for Custom House, Leith, with Richard Murphy Architects. Our proposal for the building will create a mixed-use community and creative hub with the potential for heritage display, securing the future of this landmark building while making it open, accessible, and sustainable for everyone to enjoy.
We’re inviting members of the community to join us for an update and to share your thoughts on the proposals. Come along to Custom House for a community consultation session to include:
- Presentation from Una Richards, SHBT Chief Executive
- Question and Answer session
- Community feedback
About SHBT: SHBT is the largest buildings preservation trust in Scotland. We’re a small charity with over 40 years’ experience delivering complex projects that regenerate neglected historic buildings and give them a sustainable future.
Custom House: Custom House is one of Leith’s most distinctive Georgian buildings and a reflection of the town’s status as Scotland’s premier port for over six centuries. It has the unique potential to become a cultural landmark and focal point that celebrates the heritage of the community of Leith.
The Story So Far: Since 2015 SHBT has filled Custom House with interesting and dynamic creative tenants. A community consultation in 2019 showed support for space for exhibitions linked to the history of Leith, as well as a venue for community and cultural events.
Can’t make this date? Join our alternative session on Wednesday 6 July at 6pm.