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Plans to go before City Council

28-storey hotel would be highest building in Edinburgh

Leith hotel

A 28-storey hotel is being planned for the waterfront in Leith, overlooking the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and Royal Yacht Britannia.

At 96 metres high it would be the tallest building in Edinburgh and provide visitors with panoramic views of the city and across the Forth.

Ocean Terminal and Holder Planning, the developers, have been showing the plan at public consultations.

Architectural practice Keppie – which was also involved in designing Ocean Terminal and the Royal Infirmary – said the hotel would form a centrepiece for regenerating the Leith Docks area where development stopped after the financial crash.

The building would occupy a site adjacent to the VisitScotland offices.


The title of tallest building in the city is currently held by St Mary’s Cathedral at 90 metres in height, while the Scott Monument stands 60 metres tall.

A planning application is set to be submitted by March.

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