Project team includes Aecom and Arup

Edinburgh council is looking for a development partner for the first phase of a £1.3bn regeneration project.

Over the next 10 to 15 years, Granton Waterfront, an area three miles north of the city centre, is set to be transformed from former industrial land into a new coastal town for Scotland.

Granton Waterfront

The scheme will be built on former industrial land north of the Scottish capital

The team that worked up the plans includes Collective Architecture, Aecom and Arup.

The scheme is set to include around 3,500 net zero carbon homes, with around 50% of these available for private development opportunities, business start-up space and offices and creative arts, cultural and leisure spaces.

It will also include a school and health centre and Europe’s largest coastal park.

The gross development value for phase one is projected to be between £170m and £190m.

The phase one development partner will be required to deliver a private housing scheme of approximately 440 homes and develop around 200 council homes of mixed tenure.

The first phase will also be required to include around 2,000 sq m of ground-floor private sector commercial space and 1,000 sq m of public sector commercial space.

Firms have until 17 January to register their interest in the role.