Mixed use


45 acres






Daedalus Waterfront, Gosport



The site originated as part of a spa town, was developed by the Ministry of Defence initially for seaplane operations and subsequently as an air base.

Daedalus Waterfront forms part of the larger Daedalus site, which includes Solent Airport, Fareham College’s Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training, recently expanded Fareham Innovation Centre, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, new business parks and 320 new homes.  Daedalus Waterfront sits within the Solent Enterprise Zone.


Homes England is seeking expressions of interest from experienced investors, developers or owner occupiers for the site either as a whole or in parts.

Daedalus Waterfront is an important redevelopment opportunity within the Solent Enterprise Zone, in a prominent position overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The site includes attractive former naval buildings suitable for refurbishment/ conversion. Significant public investment has been made into Daedalus, including new infrastructure, to support and service its redevelopment.

Whether developed in whole or parts, the development of the site provides a unique opportunity to create a sense of place benefitting from the heritage of the site and integrating with the wider community of Lee-on-the-Solent.

Homes England is seeking interest from parties with a clear vision to transform some or all of Daedalus Waterfront into a thriving and successful waterfront mixed-use development including exciting opportunities for commercial, leisure, elderly living, retail, industrial and enabling residential use.

Download the brochure here.

Development considerations:

Part of the site sits within a Conservation Area, which includes six listed buildings. The listed buildings include the Wardroom, Officers’ Mess and Quarters, Westcliffe House and three unique seaplane hangars.


Landowner: Homes England
Local authority: Gosport Borough Council
Development address: Daedalus, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, PO13 9FL


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Marketing agent

Marketing agent

Hugo Parry
Avison Young

Local authority

Andrew Sugden
Economic Development & Regeneration Manager
Gosport Borough Council

Business Hampshire

Andrew Lubman
Senior Regeneration and Development Officer
Hampshire County Council