Build to rent scheme

Skyliner private rent towers in Leith get council go-ahead


Skyliner: filling a derelict site

Plans have been approved for four towering blocks of flats for rent on Leith waterfront.

S1 Developments secured permission for the ‘Skyliner’ flats which will be up to 14-storeys high.

The development comprises 338 apartments in four blocks of 10 to 14 storeys on a brownfield edge-of-water site in Ocean Drive close to the Ocean Terminal. It is backed by Legal & General’s build-to-rent fund.

A previous application for 245 units was approved by councillors in December 2018. The site is allocated for residential development in the Local Development Plan. 

The development at Albert Dock skirts the proposed tram extension and will include 71 on-site car parking spaces has also been made, 12 electric charge points and two city car club spaces. Cycle parking provision has been increased to 708 spaces.

It is Legal & General’s first Build to Rent development in Edinburgh and its second in Scotland. 

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