Bold new vision for Gosport’s marine scene

Monday March 18th, 2019

Gosport Ferry, Portsmouth


The opportunity for Gosport to become a driving force in both the Solent and UK economy has been set out in a new report, published by the Solent LEP.


The LEPs Gosport Infrastructure Investment Plan identifies the economic infrastructure investments which will enable the development and evolution of Gosport as a world-class global hub for marine and maritime activity.

Through developing the area as a ‘First Port of Call’ for business, the LEP hopes to secure a more self-sufficient economy with a larger employment base and a broader range of job opportunities for Gosport residents.

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed the planned closure of HMS Sultan, the home of the Defence School of Marine Engineering and the Royal Naval Air Engineering Survival School, which is in the centre of Gosport.

Sultan is identified as a key site in the investment plan; other identified opportunities include Fort Blockhouse, Royal Clarence Yard, Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, Royal Hospital Haslar and others.

An executive summary of the Gosport Infrastructure Investment Plan is available here.

The full report can be downloaded here.


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