July 13, 2020

Edinburgh Marina brings half billion pound boost to Granton

Masterplan consent has been granted by City of Edinburgh Council’s development management committee for the Edinburgh Marina development at Granton.

Following the Council’s decision in principle last December to grant permission for a new Granton Harbour Masterplan, the decision confirms that full consents have now been granted for the overall masterplan.

Immediately following this news, developers lodged detailed planning applications for some of the master plan’s individual sites, including the marina boatyard and associated infrastructure for the new 300 berth Edinburgh Marina complex.

The decision confirms the long awaited consent for a new 13,449 sq m retail and leisure centre, as well as new homes for over 4,000 residents. The state of the art marina will be the focal point for the successful regeneration of Granton, less than 2.5 miles from Edinburgh City Centre.

Kevin Fawcett of Granton Central Developments released the following statement immediately following the news: “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 major half billion pound inward investment boost to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Marina Fact Box

Conference & Spa Hotel: 123 beds

Residential: 1974 units

Retail: 8674 sq m Leisure: 4775 sq m

Commercial: 4755 sq m

Marina: 300 berths

Distance from Edinburgh City Centre: 2.5 miles

Total completed development value: £500m

Developer: Granton Central Developments Limited

Architect: Wilson Gunn Architects