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September 11 2020

Winchburgh Marina canal quarter breaks ground

A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place at Winchburgh Marina with engineering firm I&H Brown moving on-site to deliver a new canal marina 14 miles west of Edinburgh.

Phase one work will see a marina basin carved out of the landscape, ushering in a variety of pontoons, moorings and facilities to cater for canal users from spring next year.

The new marina has been designed by Michael Laird Architects to incorporate 20 berths when complete in addition to associated leisure and commercial spaces in time for the 200th anniversary of the Union Canal. Looking further ahead the marina will sit at the heart of a new town centre offering direct pedestrian connections to the canal towpath and the new Daisy Park.

Catherine Topley, CEO of Scottish Canals, said: “The start of works at Winchburgh Marina cements Scottish Canals place within this historic village and demonstrates our commitment to regenerating Scotland’s canal network. This fantastic development will create new and exciting opportunities for people to live and work on our canals for years to come."

In tandem with the marina, it is proposed to erect 64 apartments and townhouses set amid landscaped grounds, the first of some 3,800 homes ultimately planned for the area

Marina-side apartments have been designed by EMA Architects
Marina-side apartments have been designed by EMA Architects
Phase one is scheduled to complete by spring 2021
Phase one is scheduled to complete by spring 2021

4 Comments

James Hepburn
#1 Posted by James Hepburn on 11 Sep 2020 at 16:42 PM
God that looks dull. Why is it that Scottish architects and developers are just so dull. It looks like and updated version of a 60's council scheme with water. Tiny little boxes where people live out their existences surrounded by noise and the burden of excessive cost.
Graeme McCormick
#2 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 11 Sep 2020 at 17:58 PM
Didn’t fail to disappoint with this !
CADMonley
#3 Posted by CADMonley on 11 Sep 2020 at 18:08 PM
It isn't very often that I stifle a laugh when looking at a CGI, but I did at this.
StlyeCouncil
#4 Posted by StlyeCouncil on 14 Sep 2020 at 14:56 PM
Oh dear, that's quite depressing. Not quite sure what is worse, the prison-like architecture or the landscaping/ desolate car park?

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