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Ocean Terminal extension set for £6m extension

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April 14 2015

Ocean Terminal extension set for £6m extension
High Street fashion chain H&M has been confirmed as anchor tenant of a £6m extension to Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal shopping complex.

Resolution Property is undertaking a refurbishment and extension of the complex, designed by Keppie, as part of a site master plan that will include creation of a waterfront walkway, as well as new homes and a hotel.

To accommodate H&M existing stores will be combined to create a 22,000sq/ft unit, with staff facilities located above. This will be screened from the road by an articulated metal façade intended to unify these two elements.

In their design statement Keppie said: “The existing building is almost entirely disconnected from the public domain. The overhang to the entrance, the strong tree line, and the lack of visual connection to the interior are redolent of an out of town retail centre.

“The new extension develops a more affirmative relationship with the street, coming out from the shadows of the overhang, providing a new entrance and visual connectivity with the interior.”

This work is intended to arrest a decline in turnover and footfall at the centre by diversifying its offer to include more restaurants and a more pleasant environment.
The extension will also play host to a new entrance space
The extension will also play host to a new entrance space

5 Comments

Kevin
#1 Posted by Kevin on 15 Apr 2015 at 11:23 AM
By the looks of things the extension will be finished sometime around 2030 given the glimpse of a tram in the CGI's!
boaby wan
#2 Posted by boaby wan on 15 Apr 2015 at 12:08 PM
interesting... ocean terminal currently has a fair number of empty units and seems to have a relatively high turn over of shops, does it really need a new addition?
Surprised to see this level of investment in it.
Billy
#3 Posted by Billy on 15 Apr 2015 at 19:48 PM
Why is it called Ocean Terminal when it faces the Firth of Forth and the North Sea? The Atlantic Ocean is on the West Coast. What next? Rodeo Drive Mall?
Bill S
#4 Posted by Bill S on 16 Apr 2015 at 09:09 AM
'Mon the trams!
Neil
#5 Posted by Neil on 16 Apr 2015 at 15:27 PM
Terminal Velocity

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