Redevelopment plans revealed for Ocean Terminal

THE public are being invited to review and comment on redevelopment plans for the Edinburgh shopping and visitor destination: Ocean Terminal.

Says a media release issued on behalf of the centre’s owners, Ambassador Group: “The aim is to shape dynamic ways for the community and visitors alike to continue to enjoy the shopping, leisure and community amenities they currently value at Ocean Terminal, while also providing active public realm spaces as part of a visually-dramatic destination.”

The release adds: “The mixed-use offering, made possible by the demolition of the existing east-end carpark, will combine essential retail with tourism, leisure, workspace for small businesses and residential accommodation.”

It goes on to say: “Sustainability is key to the development and has been placed at the heart of the design to ensure the project is in line with the City of Edinburgh Council’s net-zero targets for 2030.

“This ties in strongly to connectivity, whereby creating an effective design for the new Ocean Terminal will meet the needs of the ’20-minute neighbourhood’.

“Accessibility to buses, trams and cycle paths in the area will also strengthen the proposed physical access around the wider development, enhanced public realm and the waterfront.”

The plans are on view at the centre until the 31st of this month.

Picture credit: Keppie Design