Brand new Greggs set to open as part of Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal development

The new venue is set to open later in 2024
-Credit: (Image: Greggs)

The owners of Ocean Terminal have confirmed that a new Greggs store is set to open later in 2024.

The food on the go retailer is set to be a "long-term fixture" in the redevelopment and will be relocated within the ground floor and near to the main entrance.

Following concerns that the chain will close, an agreement has been reached with the food outlet remaining a permanent fixture of the waterfront development.

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Edinburgh Live previously reported that the Ocean Terminal Greggs was set to close due to the major redevelopment that was approved by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Ambassador Investment Management, the Scottish owners of Ocean Terminal, said: "Greggs has over time become a national institution and one which is much-loved by our existing customers so we are delighted to have reached an agreement to relocate the store to a new prime spot within the redevelopment.

“The repurposing journey of OT is part of a larger regeneration project to develop Leith waterfront, delivering a more sustainable development for the local and wider community, and we are committed to delivery of that long term goal.

“Securing the future of Greggs at OT is part of that commitment and we look forward to opening the newly fitted store later this year, until then customers can continue to visit the existing store within OT.”

The new store will be 1,500 sq ft, double the size of the existing unit, with a new seating area as part of the modern fit-out.

Tony Rowson, Greggs Property Director, said: "Our mission is simple – we want Greggs to be accessible, wherever, whenever, and however our customers need us. And by ensuring our shops are the best they can be, our customers have a brilliant experience when they visit us.

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“We are pleased to be relocating our existing shop in Ocean Terminal into a new unit, where the shop design will allow us to maximise space and increase our capabilities in food preparation - enabling us to realise the potential of both our delivery and Click + Collect digital channels, whilst also offering the best experience for walk-in customers.”

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The new Greggs store is just one of many positive developments recently announced as part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the site, including a new Tesco Express, and the relocation and upgrade of the 24/7 PureGym to a brand new unit last month.