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Rosyth waterfront regeneration proposals make waves

Words: Roger Milne
The Queensferry Crossing, the Forth Road Bridge and the Forth Rail Bridge

A masterplan has been drawn up for the regeneration of a 48-hectare Fife waterfront site on the back of the new Queensferry crossing, which has just opened.

The Rosyth scheme – known as Queensferry One – is the brainchild of the Scarborough Muir Group.

The developer is proposing 41,800 square metres of commercial floor space as well as 74,322 square metres of industrial, manufacturing and logistics floor space in addition to 5,575 square metres of so-called roadside trade activity.

Also in the mix are plans for a 120-bedroom budget hotel.

Earlier proposals for a significant element of new housing have been dropped. The site has views of all three Forth bridges, including the UNESCO World Heritage site-designated Forth Rail Bridge.

William McAlister, property director of Scarborough Muir Group, told Edinburgh’s evening paper that the new crossing would allow Fife firms to take advantage of better connections with the Lothians. He said: “The opening of the Queensferry Crossing means that Fife is truly open for business as connectivity issues are addressed. “

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