Skyliner Luxury Apartments Leith, Holmes Partnership, Waterfront Towers, Firth of Forth property

Ocean Heights Edinburgh – Skyliner Leith

Ocean Heights, Skyliner Luxury Apartments, Edinburgh: Firth of Forth Property Development design by Holmes Partnership

post updated 23 October 2023

formerly Ocean Heights, Western Harbour

Date of design: 2002-

Design: Holmes Partnership

Skyliner Apartments, Leith, Edinburgh

Skyliner Apartments Leith

Two 16-storey towers for George Wimpey City Limited. Penthouses have views across the Forth and Leith.

The image below was current whilst Stewart Milne Builders of Aberdeen were involved:

Skyliner Apartments
picture from architect office

The new developer / builder is CALA Homes, and revised images (for Planning submission) were unveiled in Summer 2001:

Ocean Heights
picture from architect studio

The last image received dates from April 2002 and faces North:

Luxury Apartments, Leith
picture from architect

View from south in 2003 looking to Ocean Heights site with Ocean Point slab and Ocean Terminal beyond:
Skyliner Apartments - Ocean Heights
photo © Adrian Welch

Key Leith Buildings:
Ocean Terminal
Ocean Terminal
image © Jason Baxter

Leith Docks
Leith Docks
picture from the architect

Scottish Government Leith
Scottish Government Leith
photo © Jason Baxter

Holmes Partnership

Skyliner Luxury Apartments, Leith, Edinburgh, southeast Scotland, United Kingdom : Build Cost reported as £27m.

Coalhill Housing
Coalhill Housing
photo © Adrian Welch

Ronaldson’s Wharf Housing
Ronaldson's Wharf
photo © Adrian Welch


Leith is an area to the northeast of the city of Edinburgh, at the mouth of the Water of Leith.

The earliest surviving historical references are in the royal charter authorising the construction of Holyrood Abbey in 1128. The medieval settlements of Leith had grown into a burgh by 1833, and the burgh was merged into Edinburgh in 1920.

Historically part of the county of Midlothian, the area is sited on the coast of the Firth of Forth and lies within the council area of the City of Edinburgh.

The Stewart Milne Group is one of the UK’s leading independent homebuilding, construction and development companies. Established in 1975 with offices across the UK, four divisions share one aim: using expertise, innovation, quality and commitment to provide the best solutions for clients.

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