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St James Quarter will be a world renowned, retail-led, mixed-use destination for the future. Boasting a world-class retail, leisure, hotel and residential offer and injecting over £1 billion of investment into the city, the scheme will strengthen Edinburgh’s global standing by transforming the city’s East End. Now becoming an inspiring, attractive and vibrant destination for people to live, shop, experience and play.

Retail and over 30 F&B units across five levels
sq ft of prime retail, food and leisure space
of Edinburgh's retail offer
comparison goods market potential across an aspirational retail mix
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At 1.7 million sq ft, St James Quarter is one of the largest and most significant regeneration projects currently underway in the U.K.


St James Quarter will provide a diverse and appealing shopping experience comprising well-known national and international high street, aspirational and high-end brands, which cater to a diverse range of consumers, from locals, to tourists and visitors from the rest of the U.K., Europe and the world. The scheme will be a ‘must-visit’ destination in the Scottish capital, complementing the city’s rich heritage and cultural offer.


Edinburgh’s Annual Domestic Tourist Expenditure is £681 million. (Source: Edinburgh by Numbers 2019)
110%+ increase in off season visitors in 2019 (Source: Edinburgh by numbers 2019)
Long-haul tourists spend more per head shopping in Edinburgh than benchmark cities (£236 v £ 162). (Source: Oxford Economics 2016, CACI Retail Markets 2017)


St James Quarter will completely redefine retail-led mixed-use regeneration in the U.K. through the scale, innovation and quality of its offer, repositioning Edinburgh as one of the most exciting, forward thinking and sought-after destinations for retail and leisure operators in Europe.

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