The granting of the licence paves the way for the construction of the new 373-berth marina which, will provide 24/7 access to the sea at all states of tide. Edinburgh Marina will be complete with a purpose-built Clubhouse brasserie restaurant and bar.
Edinburgh Marina will also feature a new Hyatt Regency Spa and Conference hotel, with the development set to create over 800 permanent employment opportunities for the local community..
Kevin Fawcett of Edinburgh Marina Holdings said: “The grant of the marine works licence is one small step for Edinburgh Marina and a giant leap for the city of Edinburgh as work can now begin on creating a high-class facility for boating enthusiasts. We are delighted that Marine Scotland has put their faith in our project which will enable Edinburgh to compete for a large share of the country’s £3.7bn marine tourism industry.
“It must be said that Edinburgh Marina is more than a place to sail, our vision from the outset was to create a waterside destination that takes advantage of Edinburgh’s rich cultural appeal, whilst opening up a new route to Edinburgh Waterfront’s stunning stretch of coastline.”