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September 25 2019

Leith tower quartet secure planning consent

S1 Developments has won planning consent from the City of Edinburgh Council to proceed with a landmark waterfront residential scheme at Albert Dock, Leith.

Positioned alongside a potential tram extension Skyliner will deliver 388 build to rent apartments, including 25% ‘tenure blind’ affordable homes, on a brownfield site at Ocean Drive.

Taking the form of four individual blocks rising to heights of between seven and thirteen storeys with 71 on-site parking spots offered.

Luke McClelland, project manager at S1 Developments, commented: “As an Edinburgh-based family company, we are thrilled to see this exciting project given the green light and look forward to breathing new life into a long-neglected area of Leith.

“A key element of the scheme is delivery of a new public boardwalk, served by established cycle routes and the new tram connection, which will provide the local area with a fantastic new amenity space.”

Skyliner has been designed by CDA with funding to be provided by Legal & General, subject to conditions. Completion is anticipated by 2022.

6 Comments

Prue_Leith
#1 Posted by Prue_Leith on 25 Sep 2019 at 12:17 PM
It's certainly an improvement on the previous scheme.
Ross
#2 Posted by Ross on 25 Sep 2019 at 13:00 PM
Does 11 floors constitute a tower in Edinburgh now? The two central 'towers' are alright but those either side remind me of holiday apartments in a 70s Spanish resort, especially the one to the right.
David
#3 Posted by David on 25 Sep 2019 at 13:41 PM
This is a deceptive view, as it makes them look like 'towers'. They are obviously big long slab blocks, which when viewed from almost every other angle (mainly on approach to the site from either east or west) will appear massive, and imho overbearing.
Gandalf the Pink
#4 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 25 Sep 2019 at 15:40 PM
It is a shame they can't be true waterfront properties and not have to overlook a car park before the harbour.
Prue_Leith
#5 Posted by Prue_Leith on 25 Sep 2019 at 16:11 PM
@Gandalf

Agree, although I believe the new quay wall has an exclusion zone preventing building within 15m of the water edge.
Bonvivant
#6 Posted by Bonvivant on 27 Sep 2019 at 11:14 AM
I'm happy to be proved wrong, but I have feeling that the car parking provision is a tad on the low side. Maybe I'm just old fashioned.

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