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December 13 2017

Edinburgh Marina transformation sails ahead
Edinburgh Marina Holdings have shown their hand with detailed plans for a £500m waterside quarter designed to revitalize a key stretch of Edinburgh’s neglected coastline.

Built around a purpose-built marina the Edinburgh Marina masterplan calls for a mix of leisure and accommodation to be built, establishing the city as a viable alternative to established west coast sailing destinations.

Offering 317 full-service berths, visitor berths and additional dry berths for vessels up to 60m in length the marina will include its own office and boatyard and will operate 24 hours a day, ensuring it can accommodate everything from a small cruiser to a ‘superyacht’.

Developer Kevin Fawcett commented: “The new world-class Edinburgh Marina at Granton’s Western Harbour is the most important new marina development in the UK for several decades. It harks back to a long and distinguished international maritime connection that Edinburgh and Granton Harbour once enjoyed, it will help to re-establish Edinburgh’s maritime economy as well as creating a vibrant new city quarter that will enhance Edinburgh’s reputation as one of the UK’s most attractive lifestyle destinations.”

Detailed planning consent has already been granted for the marina with further applications expected for outstanding elements of the scheme by early 2018, with construction following on swiftly by the second half of 2018.

2 Comments

Gandalf the Pink
#1 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 13 Dec 2017 at 12:51 PM
I hope ECC and the developer have been in discussions regarding public transport links...
Bill
#2 Posted by Bill on 11 Feb 2018 at 19:48 PM
Ridiculous, they obviously know NOTHING about how marinas work.
Ist off they will need to extend the sea wall so those nice superyachts wont get wrecked up every second winter.
Then they will need to dredge and keep dredged out millions of tons of black sludge, at LW you can hardly float a rowing boat in there.

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