The £850 million project will bring thousands of jobs and major new shopping and leisure opportunities to Edinburgh. Developers say they are on schedule for the retail part of the site to be completed in October 2020, with the hotels and homes due the following year.
As the steel structure continues to reach new heights, it’s encouraging to see the positive impact the development is having on the local economy and community...Martin Perry, Director of Development, Edinburgh St James
They have released images of beams being lifted into place, the curved “galleria” shopping street becoming recognisable amid the steelwork and scaffolding, while the concrete core for the W Hotel towers over the site.
When it is completed the St James Quarter will have 850,000sq ft of retail space, including 85 new shops and 32 food and beverage units, an Everyman Cinema, up to 150 new homes, the five-star W Hotel, a Roomzzz Aparthotel and three new public squares.
The firm behind the St James Quarter, TH Real Estate, says the 1.7 million sq ft development is one of the largest and most significant regeneration projects under way in the UK...