The developer of the landmark Edinburgh Marina development has today confirmed that detailed planning consent has been received for its community health centre and local retail provision at Chestnut Yard in the heart of the £500 million waterside scheme.
The delivery of a fully equipped medical centre and five retail units at Chestnut Yard will provide essential retail options and health services for Edinburgh Marina residents, whilst serving as a hub for the local community. The £6 million Chestnut Yard mixed-used project is the latest scheme within the wider Edinburgh Marina development to receive planning consent following its luxury retirement living scheme in January 2018.
The wider vision for the Edinburgh Marina development represents a truly unique opportunity for both Edinburgh and Scotland, to create a cross-generational lifestyle hub which combines state of the art facilities and a wide variety of housing tenures.
Located in close proximity to Chestnut Yard, the marina itself will enable Scotland’s capital to compete with the more established west coast sailing destinations whilst tapping in to Scotland’s burgeoning £3.7bn marine tourism industry; creating unique new world-class facilities to help expand the size of Scotland’s overall market.
Commenting on this announcement, the developer, Kevin Fawcett stated: “The provision of essential local shopping and health care services within the community is vital to the development as a whole and will help to reduce vehicle use in the surrounding area. This facility is a key milestone for the development and a significant step forward for Granton’s local residents which is long overdue.”
About the Edinburgh Marina Development
Located 2.5miles (4km) NW of central Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Marina development will be a unique new leisure and residential destination for Scotland’s capital city, bringing new life and vibrancy to a key area of Edinburgh’s coastline. Edinburgh Marina is located 12m (16km) from the bridges over the Firth of Forth and 8 miles (12km) from Edinburgh International Airport. The Edinburgh Marina Development benefits from excellent transport links via road, sea and rail, which will be further improved when the new tram extension to Granton and Leith is completed.
Edinburgh Marina itself will provide 340 fully-serviced berths comprising approximately 24,400 sq. m. of berthing that forms the centrepiece of Edinburgh Marina Holdings masterplan for the whole 28 hectare site. The wider vision for the Edinburgh Marina Development represents a truly unique opportunity for both Edinburgh and Scotland, to create a cross-generational lifestyle hub on this 50 acre site, which combines state of the art facilities and a wide variety of housing tenures located in a unique and vibrant new waterside district a stone’s throw from Edinburgh city centre.