Granton granted consent
Published: 18 August, 2016
Edinburgh Marina development will bring a £500m boost to Granton
Masterplan consent has been granted by City of Edinburgh Council’s development management committee for the Edinburgh Marina development at Granton, less than two and a half miles from the city centre.
Last December, the council approved plans for developments at the harbour for a 300 berth complex, but the new consents will see the creation of a 145,000-sq ft retail and leisure centre, as well as housing for 4,000 potential residents.
Kevin Fawcett of Granton Central Developments commented: “This is a huge and extremely positive boost for Edinburgh at a most challenging time for the economy. Aside from the construction jobs the project will create for local suppliers, the development will provide over 900 new permanent jobs upon completion as well as over 2,000 new homes. It is a momentous and long awaited day for Granton that has seen 15 years to reach fruition, and we can now be sure that the regeneration can begin in earnest.
Edinburgh Marina is the first new marina next to a capital city in Europe for several decades. Currently one of the largest private infrastructure projects in Scotland, it will provide a £500m inward investment boost to Edinburgh.