The developer of the new Edinburgh Marina development has confirmed that the number of new permanent jobs created, as a result of the £500 million waterside development, will exceed the figure previously estimated by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2016.
As a result of phase one alone, which includes the new marina and hotel, the number of permanent job opportunities available was previously expected to reach 300 in CEC projections. The latest details released by the developer show that phase one alone will now produce over 400 permanent employment opportunities for the local community. In addition to the increased number of new jobs provided by the Edinburgh Marina development, the percentage of affordable homes that will be delivered throughout the scheme is far in excess of original expectations and well timed to assist with Edinburgh’s desperate need for this type of accommodation.
The new Edinburgh Marina, which will be the only fully accessible 24 /7 marina in the area, will be operated by internationally renowned owners and operators, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. It is also rumoured 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 and Edinburgh in particular.
A spokesman for the developer stated today: “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. 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. An announcement on the identity of the Hotel operator will follow soon.”
Commenting on this announcement, Dan Hughes, Chief Operating Officer of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, said: “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 focused service. 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.”