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October 16 2018

Edinburgh Marina targets retirement living in Granton

Edinburgh Marina Holdings have launched 106 apartments designed specifically for the over-55 market, dovetailing with the release of 340 berths within the marina itself.

Royal Wharf retirement apartments sits within the waterfront masterplan, drawing downsizers with the promise of a 24-hour concierge, private storage and car parking with charging points. Residents will also benefit from a private dining room, cinema, business centre, dog grooming facility and communal laundry.

Designed by Wilson + Gunn the latest plans incorporate private balconies with construction likely before the end of the year.
Melinda Illes, head of new business for DJ Alexander said: “With ever growing demand for rental properties across the Scottish capital, the investment potential is huge for these properties. We are confident that this part of the city will become a real destination and we are delighted to be contributing to the legacy of Edinburgh Marina.”

Efforts to transform Granton Harbour into a destination in its own right include a 23-hectare marina, health hub, shops, spa and conference hotel.

The wider development is centred on a 340-berth marina
The wider development is centred on a 340-berth marina

2 Comments

boaby wan
#1 Posted by boaby wan on 16 Oct 2018 at 11:54 AM
the slums of the future...(and the past I guess)
this looks depressing, not the send off the old dears want surely?
Fat Bloke on Tour
#2 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 16 Oct 2018 at 13:02 PM
Welcome to modern Scotland -- a granny farm for the gin and jag set with their own private mooring for a quick getaway if the plebs get too restless.

Design aspect -- filler at best plus not a fan of the stand out balconies.

Finally regarding the over 55 vibe -- is that who can stay in them or who can buy them?

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