S Harrison secures planning for Ocean Point 2

The over £80m Ocean Point 2 development will add to the ongoing transformation of Leith’s Waterfront through delivering a vibrant and sustainable neighbourhood.

S Harrison Developments have gained planning consent for the Ocean Point 2 mixed Build to Rent scheme in Leith | BTR News
S Harrison Developments have gained planning consent for the Ocean Point 2 mixed Build to Rent scheme in Leith.

Following the submission of a planning application in September 2023, on 15 May 2024, developer S Harrison Developments secured planning consent, subject to conditions, for Ocean Point in Leith by councillors on Edinburgh’s Development Management Sub-Committee. Planning services were provided by planning and development consultancy Turley and CDA acted as the architects.

Neighbouring Ocean Point 1, the two buildings on the brownfield site will deliver 112 Build to Rent homes in a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and 404 purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) beds.

A quarter of the Build to Rent homes are three-bed apartments designed for families, and a quarter will be affordable housing. Ocean Point 2 will also include commercial uses/co-working and amenity space.

“We are delighted that we have received a green light for our planning application. This will serve to deliver much-needed homes and student accommodation to an area which is undergoing a rapid transformation, delivering a truly mixed sustainable neighbourhood.

Regenerating a current brownfield site, this development boasts excellent transport links, especially with the new tram line, and will deliver a significant investment into the local area. We look forward to continuing to engage with the local community and the Council as we seek to deliver this development.”

Spokesperson, S Harrison Developments

Ocean Point 2 will deliver significant local spend, amounting to some £5.3m by residents and visitors annually, supporting an estimated 60 retail and leisure jobs. 325 jobs are estimated to be created directly in the construction of the overall scheme.

The Ocean Point 2 development also neighbours Ocean Terminal, which is undergoing a £100m transformation that is delivering a mixed-use development comprising residential, commercial, retail and hospitality. The extension of the tram line between Edinburgh and Ocean Terminal also provides connectivity between Ocean Point 1 and 2 and Edinburgh city centre within 20 minutes.