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1500 new homes and a 124 bedroom hotel planned at Granton Harbour

Greener Leith - 6th December, 2014

A revised draft masterplan for Granton Harbour was revealed to locals at a consultation meeting this week.

As we’ve not been sent the consultation materials in electronic form we’re grateful to the members of the Wardie Bay Facebook Page who shared photos from the consultation meeting that illustrate the proposals.

The plans include 1500 new homes, a 124 bed hotel and spa and 30,000 sq metres of commercial space.


Building heights range from 2 to 10 storeys high with the taller blocks generally located towards the north end of the harbour.

This latest draft masterplan sees the number of homes proposed for the site halved. The last plan that was tabled – but withdrawn before planners could throw it out – proposed 1703 homes, which in itself was a reduction on an earlier plan again that would have seen 3396 homes built on the site.

As well as the hotel and new homes, the retail element of the proposals are said to include a “Best of Scotland” indoor market, a fashion outlet mall, a “food court” and restaurants.

And although the developer seems to be able to promote details like the inclusion of free wi-fi at the harbour to attract sea-faring visitors to the site at this stage in the development process, there was apparently no mention of the key active travel links that must be included in this development if it’s to work for its new residents, visitors and integrate into the surrounding community.

Indeed, one Wardie Bay resident who attended the exhibition noted that the plans appeared to include a vast amount of car parking – one space for every household, plus a multi-storey car park for good measure, and the developers also haven’t given up on the tram making it to Granton either.

Looks like it might be time to brush down the comments we submitted to planners on the last proposals.
 

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Granton marina work set to start in months

Edinburgh Evening News - 6th January, 2014

Work on a major new project at Granton Harbour worth more than £300 million to the economy is set to begin within a matter of months.

Detailed blueprints for the new Edinburgh Marina were lodged with the council yesterday, promising 4000 homes and local employment opportunities for up to 700 people.

And developers insisted the complex would bring hundreds of millions in “inward investment” to the Capital.

The proposals boast a 123-bed five-star spa hotel and a swathe of shopping, leisure and office space – as well as a multi-storey car park and new docks capable of berthing 400 boats.

Developers Granton Central Developments (GCD) said the site is set to be the first marina built next to a European capital city for “several decades”.

And a spokesman said if planning permission was granted, construction work for the project could begin as early as the summer.

Plans for the area include a community boatyard and improved facilities for the Royal Forth and Forth Corinthian yacht clubs.

Developers would also make room for a potential extension of the tram line to Granton and Leith, and a potential fast-link ferry service to and from Kirkcaldy.

Facilities to rival Leith Docks and accommodate cruise ships are also included in the blueprints. But community leaders have warned the proposals could bring an influx of cars to an area already struggling with traffic.

Dave Macnab, secretary of the Granton and District Community Council, said worries centred around the possible effects of the project on local infrastructure.

He said: “It’s the whole infrastructure that we are concerned with – particularly the residents along Lower Granton Road, who have been campaigning for years about the traffic.

“There has always been a concern that any new development along the waterfront will affect that further.

“If they are going to build so many houses then presumably these are going to have so many cars – and it’s family homes that are being proposed. And where are the kids going to go in terms of schooling?

“We have asked questions about the infrastructure before and never really had satisfactory answers.”

The new marina master-plan marks a major downsizing from earlier proposals to develop the area – with blueprints drawn up in 2003 suggesting almost 2000 more homes for the waterfront.

A GCD spokesman said: “We are very pleased with the way in which our development plans have been supported by the local community and we look forward to starting work on this exciting project in 2015.

“We hope that Edinburgh Marina will soon be not just a gateway to Edinburgh, but a focal point of an exciting and energetic new community.”
 

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Developer: it’s 'now or never' for Granton Harbour

STV Edinburgh - 12th January, 2015

A developer behind a recent masterplan for Granton Harbour says they can have shovels in the ground by June if plans are approved.

Kevin Fawcett says it is “now or never for Granton” and thinks the masterplan, submitted on December 23, will make a big difference to the area.

The current plan for the area, with the proposed name Edinburgh Marina, includes 1981 houses for up to 4000 resident will be two, three and four bedrooms - a project they say could provide jobs for up to 700 people and investment in the city of up to £300m.


It is an area which has been under the planners gaze for some time. A planning application was first submitted to Edinburgh City Council in 2003, followed by another in 2006.

Granton Central Developments Limited made their first application in January 2014, inheriting the existing 2009 consent from the 2006 application with the purchase of the property.

“We got consent in January 2014 for an amended plan which did away with all the one and two bedroom flats,” said Kevin, a shareholder of Granton Central Developments Limited.

“There were thousands of them just splattered all over the site with no supporting infrastructure, nowhere for anyone to buy a pint of milk.

“It wasn’t what we wanted to build, it wasn’t right for the current climate and it couldn’t be funded because nobody wants one and two bedroom flats. That’s why we changed it.

“We submitted our application on December 23 which was a slightly amended version of what we already had consent for from January 2014.

“At Granton, you have that amazing natural harbour. We were just really passionate about making it a place for affordable family homes.”


An indoor market and a spa hotel

An indoor market with stalls for food, drink, arts and crafts have been refined in the current plans, which will be based at the corner of the site overlooking Granton Square. Plans also include a 123 spa hotel which will be either an international three-star or UK four-star hotel.


“Our latest proposal is that we want to implement a 'Best of Scotland' indoor market which would have stalls with organic foods, small farm suppliers, fish – all the sorts of things you can get at any market across the country," he said.

“We also want to create an opportunity for the arts and crafts businesses in the area so as well as food and drink, it is also an opportunity to sell artwork, crafts and fabrics.

“There will be an option there to take the units at different times of the year.

“We want to encourage small local business."



A hovercraft and boat terminus

A 400-berth marina is another aspect included in the latest plans, which Kevin says will be completed in two phases.

“We have made an allowance along with Forth Ports for them to utilise middle pier as a cruise ship tender vessel landing point,” Kevin said.

“When you get the big cruise ships, they moor out then and send a small boat which takes about 120 passengers at a time - this a cruise ship tender.

“What’s proposed is a cruise ship tender vessel terminus so these boats with 120 people from the cruise ships can come into Granton harbour at middle pier.

“They can go whenever they want from Granton - it is only 2.5 miles to Princes Street.”


There's also provisions for proposed new transport facilities in the area, including a potential fast link ferry service to and from Kirkcaldy.

“We welcome [the ferry service],” Kevin said. “We will let it use Granton Harbour, we think it is a good thing but we are not operating it, running it or funding it. We were simply approached.

“Hovercrafts are very quiet, the modern ones, I think it will work very well and it is supposed to go from Granton to Kirkcaldy."


As for the tram...

A spokesperson for Granton Central Developments Limited says they have created their masterplan with the "tram extension very much in mind" and are "working on the assumption that it absolutely will be extended to Edinburgh Marina in the future."


The extension of the tram line is one in which a member of the Wardie Bay Facebook group says should be decided upon first before any further work is carried out in Granton Harbour.

"I personally don't think that anything in Granton Harbour or the wider waterfront should be given any planning, nothing should be built, until the trams are there," the group member said.

"The transport improvement, mainly the tram, should come first and then they should do the building, not the other way around.

"In general, the harbour does need to be developed, nobody wants it sitting there as wasteland but there is very little in there in terms of parks and green spaces.

"If they do go ahead and build based on those plans, the city can forget any hope of connecting up the cycle routes because they claim there is a cycling structure in there but basically what they have done is they have built lots of pavements you can cycle on - they are not cycle paths."

Another contention is the proposed change of name from Granton Harbour to Edinburgh Marina.

"There is a lot of ill-feeling about that because it is Granton harbour, that's what it's called and always been called," the member said.

"That is the historic name - they want to change that completely which is quite insulting. Granton Harbour has a huge amount of history. If someone suddenly decided not to call Leith Docks [by its name] and call it something else, there would be an outcry - the same applies to Granton Harbour."
 

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Soooo who's actually building at Granton, what's actually starting at "Edinburgh Marina" this year?
Good questions. Granton Central Developments Ltd. are behind the new "Edinburgh Marina" project after buying out Forth Ports holdings at Granton last year, though they seem to have been involved with the site since at least 2013. GCD are owned by Glaswegian developer, Kevin Fawcett. The bad news is that Fawcett's previous claim to fame on this site was as the man behind "The Arena" hotel and retail development beside the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, a good looking project but one which stalled in acrimonious circumstances in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games.

I've read nothing to indicate what an initial phase would consist of but the idea of breaking ground in June, as reported, when a draft masterplan has only just been submitted seems highly unlikely to me. In fact, despite the big press announcement a couple of weeks ago about the new draft masterplan, there's still nothing on the council's planning portal as far as I can see.

I don't think any of this bodes particularly well but I hope I'm wrong.
 

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Revised masterplan submitted for Granton Harbour, now contentiously rebranded "Edinburgh Marina", with amendments to the planning consents granted in 2009 and 2014.

14/05305/AMC | Approval of matters specified in condition 2 of outline application 01/00802/OUT covering siting and height of development, design and configuration of public and open spaces, access, road layouts, footpaths and cycle routes. | 65 West Harbour Road Edinburgh EH5 1PW







The current masterplan is from Wilson + Gunn Architects, though makes only relatively minor revisions from the 2009-2013 masterplans by ADAM Architecture, who in turn inherited a series of masterplans stretching back to 1998 by architects including Cooper Cromar, Page\Park and Llewelyn Davies.

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The total number of residential units proposed has increased slightly from the previous masterplan to 2000 (though well down from the 3,500 once proposed), and with an increased number of family flats.

With a couple of exceptions, commercial/retail uses are now concentrated in a central complex, adjacent to Granton Square and the proposed tram stop, rather than being spread across the site in the ground floors of residential blocks. Commercial use has increased to 5,000 sq m, comprising a 60 unit "shopping village", an indoor market, a food court and standalone restaurant units. The aspiration appears to be for a "House of Bruar" style attraction, with a focus on Scottish produce and goods, and therefore particularly geared towards visitors. A five storey multi-storey car park would serve both the commercial centre and the marina.



The marina would provide up to 400 berths, a new community boatyard and improved facilities for the Royal Forth and Forth Corinthian yacht clubs. The design statement discusses the possibility of the harbour being used by the proposed Fastlink ferry to Fife and providing a potential cruise ship tender terminal - though the latter seems more likely to end up at Newhaven if recent press reports are true.

The marina hotel would be seven storeys, with 113 rooms, restaurant, cafe and health spa.




Existing and consented development

Three plots have already been developed (plot numbers refer to site plan image above):

Plot 2 - 91 units by Cooper Cromar for Elphinstone Homes
Plot 4 - 133 units (The Anchor) by Cooper Cromar for Gregor Shore
Plot 28 - 120 units by EMA Architecture

Existing development on plot 4 (L) and plot 28 (R)


A further seven plots are in the hands of various developers and have existing planning consents for a total of around 640 units, though at least some of these have since changed hands and planning permissions on others may have lapsed.

Plot 3 - 130 units Cooper Cromar for David Wilson Homes (plot subsequently purchased by Port of Leith Housing Association?)



Plot 7a - 155 units Cooper Cromar for Gregor Shore



Plot 26 - 144 units Cooper Cromar for Taydale



Plot 27 - 120 units Cooper Cromar for Taydale



Plot 29 - 76 units Gilbert Associates for Hart Estates



Plot 30 - 73 units Halliday Fraser Munro for FM Developments (recently on the market again?)



Plot 31 - 97 units Parr Architects for Applecross Properties

 

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Edinburgh Marina Set to Lead Scottish Marine Tourism Growth

Afloat Magazine - 11th March, 2015

Edinburgh Marina - the 400 berth marina, residential, retail and spa hotel development that will be the focal point of Granton Harbour's regeneration, is set to be at the forefront of Scottish Marine Tourism's strategic growth, as announced by the British Marine Federation Scotland (BMFS).

The new strategy, announced last week by BMF Scotland at a Glasgow event chaired by MSP Stuart McMillan, aims to grow the total value of Scottish marine tourism by 25%, from £360m to £450m, by 2020.

Just 2.5 miles from Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh Marina will accommodate in excess of 320 moorings for boats of all types and sizes.

Kevin Fawcett of Granton Central Developments Limited said: "This is excellent news for Scotland and Edinburgh Marina's key location will make it a vital part of BMFS' strategy – it is in pole position to help grow Scottish Marine Tourism. Edinburgh Marina will be a world-class destination for boating enthusiasts from all over the world. The marina is long overdue for Scotland's capital city – especially a city with such rich marine heritage."

The marina facilities have been designed to put Edinburgh firmly on the charts as a marine destination, whilst creating over 700 new jobs and injecting a £30m boost to the local economy each year - over half of which is projected to come from marine related tourism.

The Edinburgh Marina master plan includes local shopping and leisure facilities, a best of Scotland indoor produce market and a hotel, restaurant & health spa - all essential ingredients in successfully growing Scottish marine tourism in line with the strategy announced by BMF Scotland.
 

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MDL Consultancy Selected for Prestigious Edinburgh Marina Development

MDL Marinas - 10th January, 2015

The MDL Consultancy team is delighted to have been appointed by Granton Central Developments Limited to develop plans for Edinburgh Marina – a new 400 berth marina, residential, retail and spa hotel development that will be the focal point of the area’s regeneration – located just 2.5 miles from Edinburgh City Centre.

The work undertaken by the MDL Consultancy team has included carrying out a market appraisal to consider both existing and future demand across all market sectors, and a study of the main competitors – utilising the teams’ many years of expertise. MDL Consultancy then set about studying a number of marina design options, leading to one recommended layout.

Alex Beere, Head of Technical Services at MDL Consultancy, commented: “This is a very exciting project for us and we are pleased to have been selected as marina consultant to Granton Central Developments Ltd. This is one of the first new marinas to be built next to a capital city in many years and we are looking forward to seeing Edinburgh’s new marina unfold and to providing ongoing support.”

The MDL Consultancy team has enjoyed a busy 2014, working on a diverse range of projects for a variety of clients in the UK and abroad. The teams’ services have included project management, marine licensing, expert advice, market studies, feasibility studies, master planning and marina design work.

In 2014 alone, MDL Consultancy received enquiries from all over the world including South America, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East, as well as the UK and Europe.

MDL Consultancy is a division of MDL Marinas Group Ltd, Europe’s leading marina operator. It offers a full service as marina consultants, providing specialist business advice and solutions to clients worldwide in order to maximise commercial potential.

More information on MDL Consultancy can be found at www.mdlconsultancy.com.

- See more at: http://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/news/edinburgh-marina#sthash.rvP9AJBz.dpuf
 

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Edinburgh Waterfront Promenade Phase 3 granted planning permission.

15/00238/FUL | Construct new promenade 6m wide approx 400m length with Type 1 sub-base, 50mm DBM Binder Course and 30mm HRA Surface course. | Land 210 Metres West Of 14 West Shore Road Edinburgh
 

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Popped into the Granton district council meeting last month and it's fair to say there is a lot of resentment with this proposal from the locals:

They say the plans differ from what was shown at the drop in day that the developer had arranged.
They are unhappy with the density and scale of the housing.
There is a lack of green space for children to play.
The local roads will not be able to cope with the increased traffic.
The retail units should be spread through the development rather than concentrated in one part.
Increase in service charges to residents for the upkeep and repair of the harbour area on top of factoring fees and council tax.
There are plans for 11 storey high flats which will block sunlight to other buildings.
A lack of engagement from Granton Central Development.

Also the Scottish Environment Protection Agency have objected the the plans.

A shame really, the harbour or "marina" desperately needs developed.:eek:hno:
 

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Popped into the Granton district council meeting last month and it's fair to say there is a lot of resentment with this proposal from the locals:

They say the plans differ from what was shown at the drop in day that the developer had arranged.
They are unhappy with the density and scale of the housing.
There is a lack of green space for children to play.
The local roads will not be able to cope with the increased traffic.
The retail units should be spread through the development rather than concentrated in one part.
Increase in service charges to residents for the upkeep and repair of the harbour area on top of factoring fees and council tax.
There are plans for 11 storey high flats which will block sunlight to other buildings.
A lack of engagement from Granton Central Development.

Also the Scottish Environment Protection Agency have objected the the plans.

A shame really, the harbour or "marina" desperately needs developed.:eek:hno:
Assuming we are talking about local residents within the development area rather than wider Granton area then I'm sympathetic to some of these points - lack of green space, consultation issues, charges etc.

But less so others. It has always been planned to be high density and I think the more recent plans have lowered that a bit? If you choose to live there then it comes with the territory. I don't think spreading the retail around works commercially or for residents. Nowhere is more than 5 mins walk from it.

Agree with you Southpaw, there is a need for progress and momentum there incl the marina itself. And progress will surely be a massive improvement for those island blocks there at the moment.
 

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Granton Harbour blueprint to be sunk by council

Edinburgh Evening News - 7th August, 2015

A huge planned transformation of Granton Harbour said to be worth £300 million to the economy looks set to be killed off by the council.

City officials claim the blueprint for the Edinburgh Marina lacks detail, leaves a question mark over affordable housing and fails to make enough of the waterfront location.

They fear that the development – boasting a 120-bed hotel, a 400-berth dock and a swathe of shopping, leisure and retail space – could have a “significant adverse impact” on the city centre and criticised its height and scale.

It is also understood there is a lack of confidence in Granton Central Developments’ ability to fulfil its promises, which include 2000 homes – half the number originally proposed – and 800 jobs. Officials have now recommended the plans are refused when they go before the planning committee on Wednesday.

But developers today accused the council of “killing off” the regeneration, warning that the site could be left “in desolation” for years.

Kevin Fawcett, of Granton Central Developments, said: “Since our plans were first submitted, we’ve had numerous members of the community reach out to express their excitement and gratitude that Granton, a site that has sat empty for so long, will finally come to life – creating a new community, new jobs and affordable housing.

“Yet it appears the council has little interest in regenerating Granton and is more interested in a monopolistic protection of other areas, including the city centre. They are concerned that our plans for a local retail centre will draw people away from neighbouring areas.

“It’s as if they would prefer not to create 800 new jobs.

“Everyone wonders why we’re short of affordable housing these days – here is a prime example of modern-day planning decisions being the root of the problem.

“Once again, it’s the people that will be losing out here.”

Responding to claims that the proposals lacked detail, Mr Fawcett also stressed that it was “just a masterplan” and insisted that concerns “would all be dealt with” at the detailed planning stage.

He added: “Refusal is recommended based on information they don’t have – and that we don’t have, nor are we required to have at this stage.”

Cammy Day, Labour Ward councillor, defended the recommendations, adding: “Of course we want to see the development, but it has to be done alongside the council’s strategic plans for housing, retail and transport.”

George Gordon, vice-chairman of the Granton and District Community Council, added: “We didn’t think the plans were in keeping with the surrounding area and there are a lot of questions around infrastructure. They [the developers] need to start listening to the residents.”
 

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There's also a comment piece:

Edinburgh Evening News, 7 August 2015
The threatened collapse of plans to build 2000 homes on Granton Harbour is a blow to hopes of making some fast progress on tackling the Capital's housing crisis.
The developer, who also has plans for a marina, four-star hotel and shopping complex, had raised hopes of work starting this summer on a project said to be worth £300 million to the city.
Yet it now seems highly likely that after years of inaction following the banking crisis the acres of empty land by the Forth will remain dormant for some time longer.
It is not so much the rejection of the plans by city officials that appears to spell the death knell for the scheme. Our councillors have, of course, been known to overrule the concerns of their planning 
officials on occasion.
But the weight of concerns raised by officials and the community, plus a clear breakdown in working relations between the 
developer and local authority, do not bode well.
The regeneration of the Waterfront area remains one of the keys to the city’s future economic success. Everyone wants to see homes and useful facilities there.
For years developers have struggled to make the sums work on a scheme that would deliver for the city and their shareholders. The difficulty in squaring those sums may explain the increased size of the shopping and leisure complex, which is the cause of much concern.
It has to be hoped that the developer and the council can return to constructive talks, but don’t hold your breath.
 

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Any news on what the decision was for Granton Harbour today? Can't see anything in news about it - seems to have been overshadowed by the St. James Hotel decision!
 

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Any news on what the decision was for Granton Harbour today? Can't see anything in news about it - seems to have been overshadowed by the St. James Hotel decision!
Decision postponed. The developer requested continuation and further discussion with the council.
 

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Just noticed that revised proposals for this were submitted a couple of months back but it has already been recommended for refusal by the Development Management Sub Committee so seems destined to fail yet again.

The main sticking point seems to be the large 'retail village' on the SE of the site, which seemingly contravenes the Local Plan by drawing trade to the area. The council want to see a significantly reduced retail provision which would only be sufficient to serve the shopping needs of local residents but the developers seem unwilling to give up on creating a retail 'destination'.

It's probably academic at this point, but here's a summary of the latest revisions:

• Total number of residential units increased to 2,094;
• Alterations to car parking provision including overall increase to 3,659 spaces;
• Changes to multi storey car park on plot 14 including reduction in height and removal of ground floor health and leisure facilities (relocated to plot 19B);
• Plot 19B provision of amenity and service uses and provision of 8 townhouses;
• Additional 293 affordable housing units accommodated on plot 10A and 13 (plot ‘S’);
• Cycle/pedestrian routes removed from sea wall;
• Royal Corinthian Yacht Club facilities located on Middle Pier;
• Changes including a reduction in amount of open space provision
Revised masterplan



A couple of illustrations of the contentious retail centre on Granton Harbour Road.



 

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The visuals and all make it look quite market and destinationy - but I suspect the reality would be rather less aspirational and simply attract a few obvious multiples. It dilutes and hinders Ocean Terminal's prospects.
 

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Surprising news - really thought this was set to be rejected again.

Revised Edinburgh Marina development gets the green light

Practical Boat Owner - 22nd December, 2015

The City of Edinburgh Council planning committee has granted planning consent to the revised masterplan for Edinburgh Marina the 300-berth marina, residential, retail and spa hotel development.

The scheme will be the focal point of Granton Harbour’s regeneration, just 2.5 miles from Edinburgh City Centre.

Edinburgh Marina is believed to be the first new marina next to a capital city in Europe for several decades, providing a major boost to inward investment in Edinburgh of over £300m.

The Edinburgh Marina development will deliver 2,094 new homes as well as local employment opportunities for up to 800 people, whilst the new masterplan provides for improved marine services, including a community boatyard and improved facilities for the Royal Forth and Forth Corinthian yacht clubs.

The revised scheme also makes provision for the proposed new transport facilities in the area, including the extension of the tram service.

A spokesman for the developers, Granton Central Developments Limited, said:

‘We are thrilled that consent has now been granted for the revised masterplan, due in part to the fantastic support of the local community who we would like to thank for their ongoing support. This is a wonderful Christmas present for the people of Granton, who have been forced to live for far too long with Granton Harbour in its current state.

‘We’re very excited to start working towards bringing Granton Harbour to life.

Find out more at edinburgh-marina.co.uk.


Read more at http://www.pbo.co.uk/news/revised-e...ets-the-green-light-25663#cCXVLQHUBxGA85Fg.99
 

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Application submitted for revisions to the consented scheme for Plot 27, overlooking the West Canal and adjacent to one of the few developed plots.

04/01661/VARY | Non-material variation to 04/01661/REM for alterations to stair cores, the raised podium, balconies and external elevations. . | Land 75 Metres Northwest Of 22 Hesperus Crossway Edinburgh

The original scheme was by Cooper Cromar (pictured in the first post on the thread) but these revisions are by Mosaic Architecture + Design. There are changes to the external materials but the massing and layout remain the same and, as with the original scheme, it will contain 120 units.



 

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Granton marina development wins planning approval

Invest Edinburgh - 8th February, 2016

A 300 berth marina, residential, retail and hotel development that will be the focal point of Granton Harbour’s regeneration has won planning approval. We spoke to Granton Central Developments spokesperson Kevin Fawcett…

Why is this development important? How will the local community benefit?

The Edinburgh Marina development will complete the regeneration of Granton and as a result create a new waterfront, residential and leisure destination for Edinburgh, just 2.5 miles from the city centre. It will create a dynamic and inspiring place to live, work and visit – rightfully returning it to being the jewel in Scotland’s historic coastline.

Over 2,000 new homes will be created as part of the development, many of which will be affordable. As well as this, the regeneration will create over 750 new jobs whilst creating a host of opportunities for local businesses to supply goods and services to the various aspects of Edinburgh Marina.

What are its key features?

The marina itself will have best-in-class facilities and berths for 300 boats, as befits a marina serving a capital city. The conference and spa hotel will comprise 125 apartment suites and a meeting and banqueting space capable of accommodating 1,000 delegates – making it one of the largest in Scotland. Attached will be a health, beauty and fitness complex (including an indoor pool) of over 15,000 square feet.

On the residential side, there will be over 2,000 new homes including apartments and houses for rent or for purchase, as well as over 180,000 square feet of retail, leisure and commercial space for residents and visitors.

At its heart will be a number of small units for local businesses, including a “Best of Scotland” covered market showcasing Scottish produce.

Who's behind it? What's the timeline?

The project is being completed by Granton Central Developments, a private investment company. The final stages of planning of the project are still taking place, but it is hoped that work can begin on site in the latter part of 2016.

Various aspects of the proposed residential, commercial, hotel and marina development will then be completed at different stages over the two to three years that follow.

What's your vision?

We want to create a new focal point for the regeneration of Granton and give Edinburgh the world-class waterfront residential district and marina that it deserves.

There is such huge potential here for Granton to once again become a vibrant and prosperous part of Scotland’s capital.

- See more at: http://www.investinedinburgh.com/invest-blog/edinburgh-marina/#sthash.Zo0z67oG.dpuf
 
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