Green light for Edinburgh Marina retirement living scheme

A ‘unique’ waterside retirement living scheme which will form a key element of the forthcoming £500 million Edinburgh Marina redevelopment has secured detailed planning permission.

Living for Retirement has been designed by Wilson Gunn exclusively for the over 55s, comprising 104 apartments with their own dedicated guest accommodation, concierge, private storage and parking set within a private landscaped garden.

Developers Edinburgh Marina Holdings said the scheme will be a first for Edinburgh and for Scotland, designed to provide its residents with the means to lead an active, fulfilling retirement.

Residents will have full access to the new Health & Wellness Centre - incorporating steam and sauna rooms - as well as a private cinema, bistro, lounge, library and fully equipped laundry room.

Developer Kevin Fawcett said: “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.

“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.”

Detailed planning permissions for the remaining elements of Edinburgh’s new waterside residential quarter are anticipated in early 2018, with construction scheduled to begin in the latter part of the year.

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