In pictures: the plans of Ocean Terminal presented before the public exhibition
Ambassador Group is presenting new details on its vision to transform Ocean Terminal and open Leith Waterfront ahead of a second public exhibition this week.
Held both online and in person with the centre’s design team on December 9, the public exhibit will continue to be available to visitors during the centre’s opening hours for the rest of the month to review plans. redevelopment and share their perspectives.
Participants will have the opportunity to understand how community feedback has been incorporated into development plans for the center and the surrounding waterfront. In particular, the new layout and bold design will open up views, including new aspects of the Royal Yacht Britannia, offering waterfront seating and creating a clear promenade along the waterfront.
The mixed offer, made possible by the demolition of the existing parking lot in the East, will combine essential businesses with tourism, leisure, work space for small businesses and residential housing.
The goal is to shape dynamic ways for the community and visitors to continue to enjoy the shopping, entertainment and community amenities they currently enjoy at Ocean Terminal, while providing active public spaces as part of a visually spectacular destination.
Sustainability is the key to development and has been placed at the heart of the design to ensure that the project meets Edinburgh City Council’s net zero goals for 2030. This is strongly linked to connectivity, which helps to achieve creating an efficient design for the new Ocean terminal will meet the needs of the neighborhood within 20 minutes. Accessibility to buses, trams and cycle paths in the region will also enhance the physical access offered around the wider development, improved public realm and waterfront.
Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Ambassador Investments, said: âWe have said from the start that we want to work closely with the local community and stakeholders, to ensure that together we create a front-end experience of sustainable and attractive sea for the people of Leith and Edinburgh. , which introduces more interaction with space than ever before.
âThis is an exciting new chapter for Ocean Terminal as we embark on a significant change that will secure its place on the waterfront in the future. Thanks to the diverse offer of retail, tourism , leisure and well-being, it will become the place to be.