Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Shopping park in £30m revamp plan

Fort Kinnaird aerial photograph
Image caption Fort Kinnaird currently employs about 1,600 people

Proposals for a £30m revamp of Edinburgh's Fort Kinnaird shopping park are to go on display next week.

Plans will show how the vacant land, formerly occupied by the cinema and bowling alley, would be developed if planning permission was granted.

An exhibition of the proposals will be held in a temporary building at the park on St Andrew's Day (30 November).

Officials said up to 500 new jobs could be created if the development went ahead.

'Vote of confidence'

Following consultation with the local community, The Gibraltar Partnership, a joint venture between Hercules Unit Trust and the Crown Estate, hopes to submit a formal planning application early next year.

Dan Clark from British Land, the asset managers of Fort Kinnaird on behalf of the Gibraltar Partnership, said: "These investment proposals represent a huge vote of confidence in Edinburgh.

"The £30m potential development will allow a currently vacant area of Fort Kinnaird to be redeveloped, creating hundreds of new job opportunities for people in the south-east of the city.

"I would encourage as many people as possible to come along on 30 November.

"We want these changes to improve the shopping experience for everyone and the feedback we receive can help shape how we achieve that."

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