Mixed use


45 acres






Daedalus Waterfront, Gosport


The opportunity / type:

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.

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.


The site occupies the south western sector of the Solent Enterprise Zone. The Enterprise Zone connects to the A27 and onwards to M27. Access is currently being upgraded by the £34m Stubbington Bypass scheme. The M27 provides excellent connections to the major cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and on to London via the A3(M) or M3. Fareham provides a good shopping centre within 4 miles (6.2km) and the Gosport local centre is within 5 miles (7.8km).


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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