The Forthquarter is located 2.7 miles north of the city centre, looking out over Scotland’s iconic Firth of Forth and beyond to Fife. To the west, the city’s attractive Crammond and Barnton areas offer high value housing and amenities including three excellent golf courses. To the east is the balance of the Granton Waterfront redevelopment area, where land owners including City of Edinburgh Council are evolving and delivering development of infrastructure, residential, and commercial space including the new National Collections Facility for the National Gallery, and significant new build housing development. At Granton Harbour, located immediately to the north east, there are proposals for a marina, residential, and retail/leisure project. Some 2.4 miles to the east, Leith offers an attractive historic centre populated with small businesses, cafes and bars, as well as the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and the Scottish Office headquarters. It is also the arrival point for the proposed next phase of the Edinburgh tram, with subsequent proposals to extend the line to Granton.

The location is highly accessible by road, with access west to the city bypass and the national motorway network. Lothian Buses run some eight bus routes that pass by The Forthquarter, giving access to the city centre and surrounding residential areas. The national rail network can be accessed from the city centre, or from Edinburgh Park and the new Edinburgh Gateway Station some 4 miles away to the west at South Gyle. This also provides access to the Edinburgh tram, and to Edinburgh’s International Airport.