Opportunity: Daedalus Waterfront

Thu 27th November 2014, 9:59 am

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is seeking a partner for the redevelopment of the former military base, Daedalus Waterfront, in Lee-on-the-Solent, near Portsmouth.

The 23.18-ha site is located within the Solent Enterprise Zone, and could accommodate up to 350 residential units and 85,000sq m of employment space.

The site was originally developed in the late 19th century as a health resort, but was requisitioned during the First World War as a training school for seaplane pilots.

During the Second World War, it was transferred into an admiralty and eventually closed in 1996.

Part of the site is located within a conservation area and includes six listed buildings.

Kevin Bourner, HCA head of area, said: "The waterfront area presents a huge opportunity to create something that puts the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus on the map.

"It has potential to deliver a vibrant and successful new area for businesses, with homes and community facilities as part of the offer.

"We want to hear from interested parties about how they can help partners achieve their ambitions for this part of the Solent Enterprise Zone and create a development that people can be proud of."

Emily Dickson, regeneration manager at Hampshire County Council, said: "The Solent Enterprise Zone is an employment-led scheme which will boost the engineering, marine and aviation skills set in the Solent with over 3,000 jobs.

"It’s location on the South Coast will appeal to a variety of uses and a developer will be selected in 2015 to deliver the Waterfront scheme on a fantastic part of the Solent, which will be down the road from Sir Ben Ainslie’s new America’s Cup sailing base in Portsmouth." 

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