London, Tuesday 30th April
Edinburgh Marina today confirmed that it had appointed Marina Solutions International Ltd (MSI) as its specialist marina consultant. MSI, which operates on a global scale, provides dedicated turnkey services to marina developers from feasibility and concept designs right through to commissioning and operational management. The company is headed up by partners Bill Green and James Beaver, both stalwarts of the marina industry with a combined experience of over 50 years.
A spokesperson for Edinburgh Marina said:
“We have appointed MSI due to the firm’s experience and long association with the marine leisure industry. It serves a high-quality client base, and the skills of the partners fit well with what we require to assist us to deliver the development of the new Edinburgh Marina. Now that MSI is onboard it will be working alongside the main contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey, finalising design details, dealing with procurement and project managing the specific construction aspects of the marina, and thereafter commissioning it in readiness for operations”.
For MSI Green commented:
“We are delighted with our appointment as consultants to Edinburgh Marina. There is already a great management team and other professionals in place, with whom we look forward to working with. Edinburgh Marina is a rare and unique marina development opportunity; it is to be the Marina for the capital city of Scotland. Our brief from the developer is to see that the new Edinburgh Marina is designed to the highest standards, thereby providing service levels which will be unsurpassed. The yacht owners of Scotland and the Borders can therefore look forward to a centre of excellence on the east coast, and visiting yachtsmen and yachtswomen from further afield will be able to enjoy a first-class facility with access to a safe berth, at all states of the tide.”
Located in Granton’s Western Harbour, Edinburgh Marina will see the creation of over 1,850 new homes for Edinburgh. In addition to the state-of-the-art Edinburgh Marina, the development includes; Royal Wharf – the luxury living for retirement scheme, new homes for sale and for rent, the new Hyatt Regency Spa and Conference hotel, and the Chestnut Yard medical hub and neighbourhood shopping. Phase one of the development will create over 850 permanent new employment opportunities for the local community, together with a high percentage of affordable homes.
About the Edinburgh Marina Development
Located 2.5 miles (4km) NW of central Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Marina development will be a unique new leisure and residential destination for Scotland’s capital city, bringing new life and vibrancy to a key area of Edinburgh’s coastline. Edinburgh Marina is located 12 miles (16km) from the bridges over the Firth of Forth and 8 miles (12km) from Edinburgh International Airport. The Edinburgh Marina Development benefits from excellent transport links via road, sea and rail, which will be further improved when the new tram extension to Granton and Leith is completed.