“Unique” Edinburgh luxury retirement concept gets the green light

EDINBURGH Marina Holdings has confirmed it has secured detailed planning permission for a Scotland-first luxury waterside retirement living scheme to the north west of the Capital’s city centre.

The Living for Retirement development will form part of the £500 million, 28 hectare Edinburgh Marina redevelopment. Developers say it will provide over 55s with the means to lead an “active, fulfilling retirement”, and will comprise 104 one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments, with a wide range of amenities tailored for that age group.

The development will include guest accommodation, a concierge service, private storage spaces and car parking, set around a private landscaped garden close to the new Edinburgh Marina. Residents will have access to the new Health & Wellness Centre along with a private cinema, bistro, lounge, library and 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 the new waterside residential quarter are expected early this year, with construction scheduled to start later in the year.