Opening of Granton Station Square in Edinburgh marks first major milestone of £1.3bn Granton Waterfront regeneration
Granton Station Square officially opened
Locals celebrated the opening of Granton Station Square on Saturday, March 11 and were given a sneak peek of the refurbished Edwardian Granton Station building.
Completion of the square and station building is the first major milestone of the City of Edinburgh Council’s wider £1.3 billion regeneration of Granton Waterfront. The site had lain vacant for years before it was bought over by the council in 2018. The £4.75 million restoration of the building, together with the development of the square, were partly funded through the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and Town Centre Fund.
On Saturday, previous chairman of Scotrail John Cameron CBE unveiled the National Transport Trust Red Plaque ‘Red Wheel’ on Granton Station building with Edinburgh council leader Cammy Day. Family fun was part of the celebrations yesterday at the opening event where visitors met some local crafters, makers and organisations at market stalls and joined in with play and arts activities on the lawn. There was also performances from Edinburgh College students and the Newhaven Community Choir.