Royal Wharf, Retirement Apartments, Edinburgh Marina Holdings Development, Scottish Architecture
Royal Wharf Launches at Edinburgh Marina
Waterfront Mixed-Use Development in South East Scotland – design by Wilson Gunn Architects
16 Oct 2018
Royal Wharf Launches
Design: Wilson Gunn Architects
Location: Granton Harbour, Middle Pier, Edinburgh, EH5 1HF, Scotland
Royal Wharf Launches
Edinburgh Marina Holdings, the developer of the landmark Edinburgh Marina scheme, today announced the launch of the first phase of its luxury Royal Wharf development retirement apartments.
The launch coincides with the opening of the Edinburgh Marina show flat in the Old Gunpowder Store and will provide the first opportunity for purchasers to reserve apartments as well, at the same time enabling boat owners to reserve one of 340 berths in the new Edinburgh Marina.
The Royal Wharf Living For Retirement development is designed for the over 55s, providing the services and amenities for an active and fulfilling retirement. The 106 spacious quality apartments are complemented by the development’s 24-hour concierge service, secure separate private storage facilities and car parking (all with charging points) and access to a wide range of specifically tailored amenities and services including; a private dining room & cinema, business centre, dog washing facility and a communal laundry room.
From 9am on Wednesday 17 October 2018, potential new buyers will have the opportunity to view the show apartment located in the restored Old Gunpowder Store which is located in Lochinvar Drive adjacent to Middle Pier. The showroom will showcase the quality of interior design and specification from the principle suppliers; Sims Hilditch, Neptune, Khars, VitrA, Roman & Hamilton Litestat.
A selection of spacious one, two and three bedroom luxury retirement residences will be available for reservation – Knight Frank has been appointed as the Sales Agent for the scheme, in conjunction with DJ Alexander who are the largest letting agency in Edinburgh.
The proximity of Royal Wharf to the new Edinburgh Marina is at the heart of the development’s appeal, with residents able to take advantage of all the amenities in the nearby spa and conference hotel as well as unparalleled marina facilities.
Commenting on the future of Edinburgh Marina, Neil Scott, Partner at Knight Frank stated: “We are delighted to be appointed as sales agent for what is arguably Edinburgh’s most exciting new waterside location. Royal Wharf has an unrivalled level of specification and amenities which will appeal to this increasingly important market segment.”
Melinda Illes, Head of New Business for DJ Alexander stated: “The regeneration of Granton Harbour is a really exciting prospect for Edinburgh and the whole Granton area. With ever growing demand for rental properties across the Scottish capital, the investment potential is huge for these residential properties. We are confident that this part of the city will become a real destination and we are delighted to be contributing to the legacy of Edinburgh Marina.”
Kevin Fawcett, Developer of Edinburgh Marina Holdings Ltd added: “Since detailed planning permission was granted in December 2017 we have received an extraordinary amount of interest in our Royal Wharf retirement residences. We are therefore delighted to launch the initial phase of these apartments for sale and look forward to welcoming potential new buyers to our new Sales and Marketing Suite.”
One bed from: £306,500
Two beds from: £328,500
Three beds from: £572,000
Two Penthouses from: £1.1m
Sales Agents contacts:
Knight Frank: Neil Scott +44 131 2229 600
DJ Alexander: Melinda Iles +44 131 558 7990
About the Edinburgh Marina Development:
Located 2.5miles (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 12m (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.
Edinburgh Marina itself will provide 340 fully serviced 24/7 berths comprising approximately 24,400 sq. m. of berthing that forms the centrepiece of Edinburgh Marina Holdings masterplan for the whole 50 acres approx. (21 hectare) development site. The wider vision for the Edinburgh Marina Development represents a truly unique opportunity for both Edinburgh and Scotland, to create a cross-generational lifestyle hub on this 50 acre site, which combines state of the art facilities and a wide variety of housing tenures located in a unique and vibrant new waterside district a stone’s throw from Edinburgh city centre.
About Sims Hilditch:
Founded by Emma Sims-Hilditch in 2009, the Sims Hilditch design practice has become one of the most trusted and respected in the industry. Their couture approach combines interior architecture, interior design and project management within one concept-to completion, fully bespoke service.
Their belief is that good design enriches life and the best in design can transform lives. Through their passion for great design, they aim to be a global authority for elegant, contemporary English living that makes a real difference to everyone touched by it.
With a portfolio that includes townhouses, city apartments, manor houses, farmhouses, and bothies, they are the champions of ‘new English’ style. As well as private residences, they undertake hotels, restaurants and development opportunities that recognise the value of the Sims Hilditch style signature.
Sims Hilditch has been listed within the House & Garden Top 100, Country Life’s 100 Leading Architecture, Designers and Builders, Country & Townhouse Best 50, and Andrew Martin Designer Review 2018.
Founded in 1996 by friends John Sims-Hilditch and Giles Redman, Neptune is an interiors retailer recognised for its exacting standards, sophisticated aesthetic and expert craftsmanship. Design wise, Neptune is perhaps most known for kitchens with its heirloom-worthy dressers not far behind. Its trademark ‘look’ is British. Refined, simple, sturdy, and with an almost obsessive attention to detail. And the brand is certainly most respected for its commitment to craft and quality. Never will you find chipboard in a Neptune piece, nor will you see MDF, ever. Put simply, they make things they’re proud of, and want you to be too.
Neptune’s collections are all part of its ‘whole home concept’, bringing together furniture, lighting, paint, tiles, flooring and accessories for indoors and out, and all designed to work together, effortlessly. It launches new designs in its two seasonal collections each year: spring/summer and autumn/winter, created with new inspirations in mind to sit alongside its ever-elegant classics.
You can get to know Neptune a little better by visiting one of its standalone stores across the UK and Europe, as well as in retailers such as John Lewis who show an edited selection of its designs. The collections can also be viewed via its seasonal directory or online at Neptune.com
Kährs was founded in 1857 in Nybro in southern Sweden, and is one of the world’s leading brands of parquet and wood flooring. Kährs floors are made with a true passion for wood and designed with both functionality and beauty in mind. Since 2012, Kährs is a part of Kährs Group. The group delivers products to more than 70 countries and is a market leader in Sweden, Finland and Russia, and holds a strong position in other key markets, such as the UK and Germany. Find out more at
VitrA is part of the Eczacıbaşı Group, one of Turkey’s most prominent industrial groups. Founded in 1942, VitrA is Turkey’s leading bathroom manufacturer. In recent years VitrA has expanded into international markets and over 50% of VitrA’s total output is sold outside of Turkey. From 16 production facilities in Turkey, Germany, France and Russia, VitrA produces a full range of bathroom products including over 5 million pieces of sanitary ware along with complementary bathroom furniture, baths, brassware and bathroom accessories, which are distributed to over 75 countries on five continents. VitrA UK, based in Didcot Oxfordshire, has been supplying the UK bathroom market for over 25 years and is an active member of the Bathroom Manufacturer Association.
Roman has been designing and manufacturing showering solutions for over 33 years, and is home to the UK’s largest shower manufacturing plant. All Roman products are designed and created in Britain, offering the ultimate in quality, precision and craftsmanship. Roman is a reputable and well established UK Brand, supplying showering products all over the world. Currently Roman has supplied products for projects in 52 markets worldwide.
About Hamilton Litestat:
Hamilton Litestat is a British electrical solutions provider that designs, develops and manufactures innovative electrical accessories of the highest quality. With a vast product range spanning; decorative switch plates and sockets, consumer units, and smart lighting control & multi-room audio, it is a one-stop-shop for all wiring requirements within residential interior projects. Hamilton’s outstanding reputation is built on delivering quality, both in terms of design and manufacture. As an industry-leading company, Hamilton is ceaseless in its quest to produce pioneering solutions that are easy to install, competitively priced and have a stylish, desirable finish suited to any interior project.
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