Major Edinburgh developments due to be completed in 2021
From shopping and community centres to transport links, sports facilities and luxurious hotels, here are some of the major developments in Edinburgh we can expect to see in 2021.
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The £1 billion Edinburgh St James Quarter which will offer a cornucopia of shops, hotels and restaurants in the heart of the city is due for completion of its first phase by Spring 2021.
The £185 million whisky-fuelled investment which will include roof bars, live music and theatre experiences in Princes Street is set to open in Summer 2021, pandemic permitting.
The Roseburn to Leith Walk cycle route with on-road segregated cycle lanes will commence work in May 2021 with an original expected completion time in December 2021. The development is part of Edinburgh City Centre Transformation project from the Council and hopes to improve pedestrian and cyclist facilities across the capital.
Transport Scotland's £6.1 million project hopes to transform 5 single-deck buses into autonomous vehicles which will travel a 14 mile/22.5 km route from Ferrytoll P&R to Edinburgh Park, carrying up to 10,000 passengers per week. The project is due for completion by November 2021.
Part of the Edinburgh Council-run Meadowbank regeneration which will deliver new homes and community facilities to the Meadowbank area, the sports centre is expected to be completed by mid 2021 and work is currently underway.
A 400 hectolitre brewery, visitor centre, taproom and beer garden are promised to be operational by 2021, Covid permitting. It will be located in Riccarton, on Heriot-Watt University's campus and hopes to benefit students from their International Centre for Brewing & Distilling department.
A reconfigured library, an arts centre, 160 homes, 13 retail units, office space and civic square are planned for this site in Muirhouse for June 2021.
To deal with increasing numbers in the student population, the new high school which will be located just off Niddrie Mains Road hopes to open in 2021.
The reopening of the Fruitmarket Gallery after its £3.75million expansion and redevelopment is now set for April 2021 with a retrospective of work by Scottish artist Karla Black extending across all its spaces.
One of Scotland's most famous luxury hotels is set to open a 5 star 33-bedroom venue in Edinburgh's New Town in Autumn 2021. Plans also include a rooftop terrace bar where guests can enjoy views over the city.