Luxury retirement living scheme – a first for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Marina Holdings announces that it has secured detailed planning permission from Edinburgh City Council for its unique luxury waterside retirement living scheme, located just 2.5 miles (4km) north west of the city centre. The Living for Retirement development will form a key element of the forthcoming £500 million, 28 hectare Edinburgh Marina redevelopment.

Living for Retirement will be a first for Edinburgh and for Scotland, designed to provide over 55s with the means to lead an active, fulfilling retirement.  The scheme will comprise 104 high-end spacious one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments, with a wide range of amenities specifically tailored for the over 55s.  The development will include dedicated guest accommodation, 24-hour concierge service, secure private storage spaces and car parking (all with provision for electric power) for every apartment, set around a private 1 acre landscaped garden close to the new Edinburgh Marina.

The Living for Retirement scheme is defined by its commitment to health and wellbeing.  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. Key to the development’s appeal will be its proximity to the new Edinburgh Marina, the spa and conference hotel with their unparalleled facilities.

Commenting on Living for Retirement, the 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 exciting new waterside residential quarter are anticipated in early 2018, with construction scheduled to begin in the latter part of the year.