Goodstone Living secures planning for Dockside BTR expansion

Goodstone Living secures planning permission for the expansion of its Dockside Build to Rent development in Edinburgh.

Goodstone Living's Dockside Build to Rent scheme in Edinburgh | BTR News
Goodstone Living's Dockside Build to Rent scheme in Edinburgh.

Macquarie’s UK Build to Rent platform – Goodstone Living – on behalf of its managed fund Goodstone Living Partners 1, has successfully secured unanimous planning permission from The City of Edinburgh Council for the expansion of its Dockside Build to Rent scheme in Leith, Edinburgh. 

The expansion includes the number of new ‘next generation’ homes, to be increased from 338 to 373 to include additional family and affordable housing.

In line with the Dockside development’s strong sustainability credentials, the green amenity space within the public realm will also nearly double – from approximately 1,900 sqm (0.47 acres) to approximately 3,800 sqm (0.94 acres), and provided for additional bicycle storage. 

“This consent provides us with the opportunity to make significant value-add enhancements to Dockside, specifically in respect of its sustainability credentials and the offer to the local community through public realm improvements. 

“It will also enable us to widen our prospective tenant base here in Edinburgh, where there is a real need for high-quality rental housing across a wide range of age groups and income profiles.”

Lee Hawkins, Construction Director, Goodstone Living

Construction at the Dockside development started in May with contractor McAleer & Rushe – who were appointed earlier this year. The scheme is expected to complete in July 2025.

The 2.5 acre waterfront development will deliver 373 new Build to Rent homes across four buildings from ten to 14 storeys. Amenities include a rooftop lounge and dining, co-working areas and a fitness centre. The ground floor includes two commercial units that will be offered at discounted rents to local businesses as part of Goodstone’s social value creation strategy. 

Goodstone Living is a specialist real estate developer and investment manager. The full-service platform acquires, develops and operates high quality rental housing in London and key regional cities.

Goodstone Living is focused on delivering and operating the next generation of rental housing that integrates innovation, sustainability, wellbeing and customer experience. The company’s ambition is to become the UK’s leading specialist manager of Build to Rent communities.