The £500 million Edinburgh Marina development has secured planning permission for the waterside retirement living scheme. It will have its own bistro, sauna, and private cinema, resembling a retirement village.
‘Living for Retirement’ is an exclusively over 55s place and it comprises 104 apartments with their own dedicated quest accommodation, concierge, private storage, and parking within a private landscaped garden.
Designed by architects Wilson and Gunn, the complex will be part of Edinburgh Marina spanning 28 hectares. It will be a first for Edinburgh and for Scotland and it will provide to its residents an active and fulfilling retirement.
“This development will take retirement living to a new level. We are delighted that detailed planning permission has been granted for our luxury retirement concept at Edinburgh Marina. Living for Retirement will bring a unique new offering to the Edinburgh property market delivering a level of design and service that raises the bar above any retirement living options currently available in the city, said developer Kevin Fawcett.
The design will feature open views from the upper floors to the north and east across the marina to resemble Granton Harbour’s historic context. The development will be made up of two adjacent plots and will be made accessible via the principal vehicular, pedestrian and cycle route of Hesperus Broadway and Hesperus Crossway, and the secondary routes of Heron Place and Heron Lane.
“The creation of Edinburgh’s first prime waterside residential quarter encompassing our Living for Retirement concept, adds major impetus to the city’s attraction as one of the UK’s most attractive and liveable lifestyle destinations,” adds Kevin.
The remaining elements of the residential quarter are to be confirmed early this year.
The previous approved plan is for the 317-berth marina, designed to accommodate the full-size range of yachts and cruises, including some of the world’s largest superyachts. This will be a first for Scotland’s east coast and it can eventually lead to Edinburgh Marina becoming the first new marina next to a capital city in Europe for several decades.