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Edinburgh Marina Development appoints McLaughlin & Harvey as main contractor

Edinburgh Marina Holdings, the developer behind Edinburgh Marina today announced the appointment of McLaughlin & Harvey as the main contractor for the first phase of this major new development in the heart of Edinburgh’s waterfront. McLaughlin & Harvey, one of the UK & Ireland’s leading Building & Civil Engineering Contractors will be responsible for the construction of the first phase which has an estimated gross development value in excess of £175m.

Phase one of the development comprises the new 373 berth Edinburgh Marina with 24/7 access to the sea at all tides and the new 187 bedroom Hyatt Regency Spa & Conference Hotel with 98 serviced apartments, the luxury Royal Wharf Living for Retirement residential scheme and three residential apartment blocks comprising a further 338  apartments.

Established in 1853, McLaughlin & Harvey has over 160 years of experience in the delivery of large-scale construction projects in various sectors, including commercial, transport infrastructure and leisure projects. McLaughlin & Harvey are also marine and maritime construction specialists, having provided port facilities for over 3 million passengers and 70 million tonnes of freight.

Commenting on the announcement, Matthew Garstang, Finance Director at Edinburgh Marina Holdings, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to have appointed McLaughlin & Harvey as the main contractor for the first phase of the landmark Edinburgh Marina development. Their track record and experience will help us deliver this world-class development which will create much needed new homes, as well as unique leisure and commercial facilities for the Scottish capital’.

Philip Cheevers, Managing Director at McLaughlin & Harvey, added: ‘We are delighted to be part of the delivery team for Edinburgh Marina which is one of Scotland’s most exciting new development projects. At McLaughlin & Harvey we pride ourselves on considerate and responsible construction, and our approach to Edinburgh Marina is no different. We look forward to starting on site to ensure the developer’s vision becomes reality’.

About the Edinburgh Marina Development

Located 2.5 miles (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 12 miles (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 will provide 373 fully-serviced berths with 24 hour access at all states of tides which are now available for reservation, and which forms the centrepiece of Edinburgh Marina Holdings masterplan for the whole 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.

About McLaughlin & Harvey

For over 160 years McLaughlin & Harvey Building & Civil Engineering Contractors has combined traditional values and experience, with an advanced innovative approach. The company operates throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, delivering quality construction projects and achieving excellence. The company’s reputation is a product of this success.