St James Quarter opens after 15 years in the making

It has been a long journey however at last the wait is over.  After more than half a decade of construction, Edinburgh’s St James Quarter opened Phase 1 to the public for the first time on 24 June.

The Scottish capital’s largest development opened its four-storey shopping district, bringing a much needed boost to the city centre as Covid-19 restrictions ease.

Located at the east end of Princes Street, the £1 billion St James Quarter replaced the 1960s St James Centre and the New St Andrews House office block.  The 850,000 sq ft shopping gallery boasts a glass roof and several retail firsts including Lego, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradavarius, &other stories, Sunglass Hut, Mango, Rituals and Miele.  In addition there are several independent restaurants, Bonnie & Wild food hall and Scotland’s first W Hotel – which is set to open at the end of 2022.

Harrods Beauty hall is due to open along with a further 40 shops and restaurants over the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the centre’s hospitality and residential elements are set to open over three phases through to 2022.

Culverwell continue to act jointly marketing the remaining retail and restaurant units and welcome all enquiries.

For further information contact:

James Godfrey

0131 243 9603|