Futuristic look for Harbour project

Published: 07 March 2019

Detailed proposals to build a new marina headquarters at Granton Harbour look set to be approved after securing the backing of planning officers.

The Edinburgh Marina developers have tabled plans for a “landmark” building as part of a wider regeneration programme of the harbour at Granton.

The application includes 21 car parking spaces, including three for electric charging. The yard will feature space for storing boats and the quayside facilities include a boat hoist dock.

The building will include a 100-cover bistro and bar, with outdoor terraces overlooking the water. In addition to a shop, berth holders and day visitors will have access to “fully-equipped” changing rooms with locker, shower and washer/dryer facilities.

The 340-berth marina is expected to create more than 850 full-time employment opportunities for the local community.

The developer’s design and access statement for the scheme, states: “The cafe is orientated to maximise views across the marina and has an external seating area. The walkway provides views across the Firth of Forth, the marina and back towards the city of Edinburgh..."

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News

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