Property developer S Harrison Developments is giving the public the chance to view updated proposals for its residential-led development at Ocean Point 2 in Leith, adding to the ongoing transformation of the Waterfront and delivering further vibrancy to the area.
Neighbouring Ocean Point 1, whose occupiers include VisitScotland, the brownfield site will aim to comprise a mix of homes including purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and a high proportion of family homes, delivering a truly mixed community. This will will occupy two buildings on the site, and the scheme will include commercial uses/co-working and amenity space, landscaping and infrastructure.
In addition to delivering new homes, student accommodation is also being explored – with students delivering significant spending power locally and bringing a future skilled workforce to an area which has witnessed little PBSA.
Following an initial public exhibition which took place in December, a second exhibition of updated proposals will take place today (7 March 2023) between 2pm and 7pm at Ocean Terminal.
“Our proposed development, if approved, will bring much-needed homes and other uses to an area which is undergoing a rapid transformation, delivering a truly mixed community.
“Regenerating a current brownfield site, we look forward to continue to engage with the local community following our first exhibition last year and providing it with the opportunity to input their views and further shape our ambitious proposals.”A spokesperson for Harrison Developments
With Edinburgh being a university city, the number of students in higher education has risen by almost a third since the start of the century, with PBSA having the potential to free-up much needed family homes currently occupied by students locally. Situated two miles from Edinburgh city centre, the proposed Ocean Point 2 scheme is likely to be attractive to those seeking to live, work and study in the area, taking advantage of local shops, bars, restaurants and cafés.
The Ocean Point 2 development neighbours Ocean Terminal which is set to undergo a £100m transformation delivering a mixed-use development comprising residential, commercial, retail and hospitality.
The extension of the tram line between Edinburgh and Ocean Terminal, anticipated to start running in June, will also provide connectivity between the Ocean Point 2 development and Edinburgh city centre within 20 minutes.