Agreement reached for waterfront transformation

Published: 18 December 2018

The City of Edinburgh council and five other public sector bodies have agreed to work together to transform Granton Waterfront into a new city quarter.

An agreement has been signed by The City of Edinburgh Council, National Galleries of Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh College, Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust. They will work together with the community to shape plans to transform the area.

Granton is a hugely important area for the Council and for the city...and the next stage in our commitment with partners to make the waterfront a great place to live, work and visit...

Adam McVey, Council Leader, The City of Edinburgh Council

 

The plan over the next 10 to 15 years, will involve building around 4,000 new homes; along with services, retail and public realm areas, while retaining the heritage and history of the area.

Dr Gordon Rintoul, director of National Museums Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be working with other organisations to develop and transform Granton Waterfront.”

Edinburgh College principal Audrey Cumberford, said: “Our campus is at the heart of the development area and we look forward to working with partners on this ambitious project.”

Jacqueline Ridge, director of conservation & collections management, National Galleries of Scotland: "The creation of a positive future for the Granton area is a central aim of our plans to build a new National Collections Facility..."

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