How McAleer & Rushe Edinburgh towers will drive local jobs


McAleer & Rushe will deliver four new apartment blocks and hundreds of homes in Edinburgh – creating 60 construction jobs. 

Dockside in Edinburgh
Credit: McAleer & Rushe
by Rory ButlerMarch 9, 2023

The firm has been appointed by property investor Goodstone Living to build at least 338 build-to-rent homes in Leith. 

The waterfront scheme, named Dockside, will be spread across four towers on a 2.5-acre site. 


  • rooftop lounge and dining 
  • co-working areas 
  • fitness centre 

There will also be 1.3 acres of public realm, including parks and a public walkway connecting the historic Albert Docks with Ocean Terminal, a nearby shopping, dining and leisure hub. 


  • 3DReid Architects 

Social value 

Community groups and local enterprises will be able to use available commercial space on site, with other benefits including access to learning, work experience and training opportunities for youngsters and those from under-represented backgrounds. 

“Once completed, Dockside will help address the severe shortage of high-quality rental housing in Edinburgh sustainably, and deliver £2 million’ worth of social value to the local economy, including 60 local jobs during construction,” said Lee Hawkins, construction director at Goodstone .  

“We have focused on local sourcing of materials and alternatives to cement to achieve at least a 30% reduction in embodied carbon. A full redesign of the scheme, which will be fully electrified once operational, will enable us to cut operational carbon by more than 50%, meaning Dockside will be one of Scotland’s most sustainable residential developments.” 

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