The consent granted by Edinburgh Council’s development management committee follows a decision in principle last December to grant permission for a new Granton Harbour masterplan. The latest decision means that full consents are now in place for the overall masterplan.
Immediately following this decision, developers lodged detailed planning applications for some of the masterplan’s individual sites, including the marina boatyard and associated infrastructure for the new 300-berth Edinburgh Marina complex.
The approved masterplan includes a new 13,449m2 retail and leisure centre, as well as new homes for over 4,000 residents. The marina will be the focal point for the regeneration of Granton, less than 2.5 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The scheme has an estimated total completed development value of £500m.
Kevin Fawcett of Granton Central Developments said: “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."
The designer is Wilson Gunn Architects.