The developer of the new Edinburgh Marina development in Scotland has confirmed that the number of new permanent jobs created as a result of the £500m waterside site will exceed the figure previously estimated by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2016.
As a result of Phase 1 alone, which includes the new marina and a hotel, the number of permanent job opportunities available was previously expected to reach 300 in CEC projections. The latest details show that Phase 1 will now produce over 400 permanent employment opportunities for the local community.
“We are very pleased that we can deliver such a significant number of new permanent jobs at all levels from apprentices through to senior management," says a spokesman for the developer. "So much so that immediately the final consents have been granted and work has commenced on site we intend to open a dedicated website for future potential employees to register.
The new Edinburgh Marina, which will be the only fully accessible 24/7 marina in the area, will be operated by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. It is also thought that terms have now been agreed for the hotel and apartments (located immediately next to the purpose-built marina) to be operated by one of the leading international hotel brands, which has hitherto never been represented in Scotland before.
An announcement on the identity of the hotel operator will follow soon, says the developer.
Dan Hughes, COO of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, says: “There is no doubt that the marina brings economic benefits to the area, not only through direct employment, but also in the spin-off/secondary employment which will blossom; we have seen it happen many times before.
"The marina staff will be 100% focussed on providing a professional and customer-focussed service," he adds. "It is our intention to select only local candidates and train them in some of our existing marina locations, to give them a flavour of what we do best and how we deliver the expected levels of service to the yachtsmen.”
Located 2.5 miles northwest of central Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Marina development will be a new leisure and residential destination for Scotland’s capital city. The marina itself will provide 315 fully-serviced berths comprising approximately 24,400sq m of berthing.