The Forthquarter

The Forthquarter site is a 110 acre mixed use development, which is part of the Granton Waterfront regeneration. The site has been mostly cleared of operational equipment and remediated in part, and has been subject to an extensive development programme over the last 15 years. In addition to the development of key infrastructure and the creation of an attractive 20 acre central park, the development has also attracted:

  • A Morrisons supermarket and petrol filling station
  • A new campus for Edinburgh College
  • A headquarters office building for Scottish Gas
  • Residential developments by Bellway, Crudens, Barratt, and Places for People, with over 750 units completed.

National Grid Property have undertaken significant works to create The Forthquarter, opening up the opportunity for a new owner to complete this transformational development. The whole of The Forthquarter site is shown on the plan above, and the area of land available for sale is approximately outlined in red. In total, the site for sale comprises 66 acres, of which approximately 40 acres are potentially available for further development, net of the parkland, and net of proposed and already constructed roads.

The land for sale falls into the following principal zones:

The Forthquarter Park

The Forthquarter Park comprises approximately 20 acres of landscaped lawns, trees, and water features, which provides an amenity for the whole development and a green pathway through it. This park area is subject to a Deed of Conditions which covers the whole of The Forthquarter development, and is ultimately intended to be maintained from charges raised from occupiers within The Forthquarter.

The Western Neighbourhood

The Western Neighbourhood has already seen the construction of 750 homes by a range of developers. The balance of the developable land here comprises 7.4 acres, net of proposed and existing roads, which was not considered to require remediation, and is available for immediate development.

The Central Area

The Central Area comprises approximately 30 acres of land, net of proposed and existing roads, the majority of which has been cleared and remediated but with some further remediation work required which National Grid shall undertake under a contract of sale. See the data room for further details. However, the northern most area has some existing structures in industrial and storage use, currently leased to SGN. The site also houses the listed gasholder, which is referred to separately in this brochure.

The Station

The former station building is an attractive Grade B listed structure with associated platforms, and set within an open site of approximately 2.68 acres. Built in brick and a pitched slate roof with glazed roof lights, the building is arranged over two floors, in total providing approximately 7,420 sqft (690 sqm) gross internal floor area. It is largely open plan internally, giving the opportunity to configure flexibly.