This week, the developers behind the project launched a skills academy aimed at training young people for the estimated 3000 jobs created by the new centre.
I look forward to seeing Fuse take shape, along with the wider Edinburgh St James development, driving skills development, training and work experience opportunities...Keith Brown, Economy Secretary, The Scottish Government
Martin Perry, project director at Edinburgh St James, said the retail and leisure complex will open at the £850m development in October 2020, while an accompanying hotel will open in 2021. There will also be 150 high-end apartments on offer at the development.
The skills academy, called Fuse, will open in 2019. It aims to provide high quality training for the businesses which will set up in the centre.
Mr Perry said: "Working with partners across the city, we are providing a world-class skills, training and employment academy to meet the industry's needs for a leading workforce across both retail and hospitality..."