Exciting retail site available at thriving Port Edgar Marina as Shapes set sail into retirement

A prime retail site is available at the thriving Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh

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A PRIME retail site is available at the thriving Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh, following the news that current tenant Shapes is to close its showroom following the retirement of its owner.

The unit, which is available from March 2020 through retail and leisure property specialists Culverwell, is a 6,000sq ft retail warehouse positioned next to marina shop Beacon, Scott’s restaurant and Scotland’s largest watersports centre, Port Edgar Watersports.

Home to the Shapes furniture showroom since November 2017, current owner Ali Black has decided to retire in February 2020, opening up an opportunity for a new tenant to take over. The premises is an open plan space which can be sub-divided to create two units and has the space to install a mezzanine floor.

For prospective tenants, it offers a blank canvas which has the potential to be used for a variety of purposes, which could include retail, or  perhaps even brewing or distilling to capitalise on the booming Scottish drinks sector.

The marina, which was established in 1978 by the former Lothian Regional Council, has been transformed into a thriving destination since being taken over in 2014 by Port Edgar Holdings Ltd, which is run by husband-and-wife team Russell and Cara Aitken.

Located on the Firth of Forth between the iconic Road and Rail Bridges and the new Queensferry Crossing, Port Edgar Marina is now a vibrant year-round destination for boat owners, sailing enthusiasts and watersports activities. The addition of Scott’s Restaurant last year and the makeover of chandlery and shop Beacon has increased visitor numbers further.

In November, the Edinburgh International Film Festival announced that it will present ‘Film Fest on the Forth’ at the marina next year. Taking place on 6 and 7 June, the event will feature a weekend of free open-air outdoor screenings in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters

In May, the marina also hosts its annual Open Weekend, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors from across central Scotland.

James Godfrey, a partner at Culverwell, said: “Port Edgar Marina has been transformed into a thriving destination in recent years, not just for sailing and watersports, but for shopping, eating and drinking. We are targeting complimentary users and with such an iconic location by the Three Bridges, free parking and high visitor numbers, this is a site with huge potential.”

Russell Aitken, managing director of Port Edgar, said: “We’ve enjoyed having Shapes at the Marina and we wish Ali well in his retirement. While we’re sad to see them go we’re looking forward to seeing who recognises this opportunity and takes over the space.”

Please contact James Godfrey at Culverwell for further information on 0131 226 6611 or visit www.culverwell.co.uk

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