Winchburgh Developments and Scottish Canals have agreed a contract for a new marina in Winchburgh.
The marina, which will be built on the Union Canal, will include 20 marina berths plus 29 canal moorings, as well as new leisure and commercial spaces.
It will be located at the heart of the new town centre and will provide access to the Union Canal towpath.
“The new marina is an important part of the masterplan for Winchburgh, providing new leisure facilities for the local community and visitors to enjoy,” said John Hamilton, CEO, Winchburgh Developments. “It will also feature new commercial space suitable for restaurant and café facilities which has already started to attract enquiries.”
Katie Hughes, estates director, Scottish Canals, added: “The new Winchburgh Marina is part of our ongoing investment in the Union Canal, creating a vibrant area within the new Winchburgh town centre that people will want to visit, live and work in.
“Improved access to the canal ensures that people will be able to take best advantage of the waterways and towpaths that offer a range of leisure facilities including boating, cycling, walking, running and fishing.”
Winchburgh village is set to be developed into a new town with 3,450 homes and school buildings, improved transport links, a 75-acre park and 35 acres of employment land plus the new marina.
The detailed planning application for the marina will be made later this year and it is expected to open by the end of 2021.
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