Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

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Ocean Terminal
Wfm ocean terminal leith.jpg
Location Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Address Ocean Drive
Opening date 2001
Developer Forth Ports
Owner Resolution Property
Architect Terence Conran
No. of anchor tenants 2
Parking 1,600
Website www.oceanterminal.com

Ocean Terminal located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a shopping centre,[1] designed by Sir Terence Conran.

It is built on former industrial docklands on the north side of the city at the edge of the boundary between formerly separate ports of Newhaven and Leith. The land was formerly occupied by the Henry Robb shipyard, which closed in 1983. Since then, the entire area has undergone urban renewal and regeneration, much led by and on the lands in the ownership of Forth Ports and its predecessors.

These and other developments have played key parts in the regeneration of Leith.[2] The now-decommissioned Royal Yacht Britannia, which is accessed via the Britannia Visitor Centre within Ocean Terminal, is permanently berthed next to the building and can be viewed from the centre.

Royal Yacht Britannia

The berth currently occupied by Britannia was originally planned to handle cruise liners. As Britannia is now permanently moored alongside the Ocean Terminal, Forth Ports Plc plan to build another terminal for cruise liners.

PureGym and Debenhams are the Terminal's main shops; in total there are some 85 shops, 6 restaurants, 3 coffee shops, a variety of bars and cafés, as well as a cinema Vue and a day spa.[3]

There is car parking and the centre is served by Lothian Buses services. It also has bus links to Fife on Stagecoach's 50 peak services. The centre was to be served by Edinburgh Trams until the tram line east of St. Andrew Square was cancelled in June 2011.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ocean Terminal". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Leith Docks Regeneration". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ocean Terminal". Visit Scotland. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

Coordinates: 55°58′53″N 3°10′37″W / 55.98139°N 3.17694°W / 55.98139; -3.17694