Leith Docks permanent new home for luxury floating hotel

Published: 02 November 2017

The £3.5m development of former Northern Lighthouse Board tender MV Fingal into a 23-bed boutique bolthole by Royal Yacht Enterprise will create 30 new jobs.

Permanently moored in Prince of Wales Dock, the ship, most recently part of the Dazzle Ship exhibition at Leith Docks, will now undergo a major restoration and refurbishment to become a hotel. Planning convener, Lewis Ritchie, who supported the plans, said it was exactly the type of “unique” application the council should be supporting.

What’s so great about the application is it pays attention to the fact Leith has an amazing maritime history, that it is a working dock.

Lewis Ritchie, Planning Convener, The City of Edinburgh Council

 

He said: “I don’t think the Shore story is over yet, there is more to be done and what’s so great about the application is it pays attention to the fact Leith has an amazing maritime history, that it is a working dock. I think this would be a necessary and useful addition to what is already at the Shore.

Lewis added: “We know that there is development constraints, we know the Shore and waterfront has a lot of untapped potential but what this is doing is providing something that there this a need for in the city but doing it in an innovative way that..."

Full story via the Edinburgh Evening News

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