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miles from London

9.3m

visitors per year

£831m

city deal investment

8250

businesses

31k

university students

£2bn

investment plans

4.6m

passengers at international port

Top 20

city for GVA per worker

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City centre regeneration

As part of our £1bn+ city centre regeneration programme, we will be delivering an ambitious and sustainable development at the northern aspect of Portsmouth's city centre. The exciting creation of an urban park will act as a multi-functional green space,...

Tipner West

At Tipner West, the city is driving forward ambitious plans for a unique and innovative development that makes the most of the city's location, heritage and skills. A leading marine employment hub will create work and training opportunities for local...

Southsea Coastal Scheme

We are creating new coastal defences that improve our seafront and stimulate regeneration, whilst protecting communities and preserving the area's unique heritage for future generations. Our £140M scheme is the largest seafront coastal defence project in the UK Find out...

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Solent Freeport: The Portsmouth Gateway Cluster

The Portsmouth Gateway Cluster, part of Solent Freeport, comprises of a customs zone at Portsmouth International Port and Portico and 43 hectares of un-developed land with full tax incentives at Dunsbury Industrial Park. These sites are owned by Portsmouth City...

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister visits Portsmouth

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New facilities generate income for Portsmouth Enterprise Centre

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plastic bottles

Citrus first to supply staff with uniforms made from plastic bottles

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Creating Central South’s cities as ‘galleries without walls`

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Largest UK solar PV project at Lakeside is unveiled

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Queens Hotel prepares for Southsea Food Festival

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Portsmouth’s ‘integral’ role in Solent Freeport status

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Cash injection for SME business growth projects

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Pioneering plastic-eating enzyme centre opens to industry

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Portsmouth sandwich shop wins at national awards

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terminal

Work starts on port’s terminal extension

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The Learning Place team

Ofsted give glowing report on city’s Community Learning Service

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UoP

Research at the University of Portsmouth is rated as world-leading

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Royal Maritime Hotel wins service excellence award

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New bakery opening boosts Cosham High Street

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Portsmouth Distillery Co. launches a rum

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Southsea Community Cinema to open

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CCIXR

New £7m Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality opens

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Planning service committed to improving performance

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Which? tourist survey names Southsea as a top seaside destination

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Business Excellence Awards

City’s Economic Growth Manager wins lifetime achievement award at Business Excellence Awards

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Portsmouth’s Tops Day Nurseries wins prestigious Queen’s Award

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Southsea Food Festival

Southsea Food Festival is back. Last chance for traders to apply.

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Hampshire Chamber backs week-long ‘festival of enterprise

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typhoon

Royal Navy’s new mega barge which will revolutionise fleet repairs

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BAE Systems set to spur voluntary sector recovery

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Tree planting

Lakeside North Harbour marks The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with tree planting

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buses

Portsmouth buses get £48 million investment

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restaurant

Southsea sees new restaurant growth

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CTS Europe

Plans approved for new CTS Europe facility

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Portsmouth City Council supports greening projects

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Crowdfunder upgraded coaching offer

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Dunsbury Park is a Freeport tax site

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Business Growth YTKO

New enterprise programme to bring recovery and growth for Portsmouth’s start-up businesses

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Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival generated £15.5m for Portsmouth’s economy

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New website launched to Rediscover Portsmouth and support local businesses

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Bishops Printers win Manufacturer of the Year

Bishops Printers wins prestigious Print Industry Award

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Freeport plan worth billions to Portsmouth takes a huge step forward

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University of Portsmouth's eXRe project

Portsmouth’s successful £1.6M UK Community Renewal Fund projects get underway

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Portsmouth Port new terminal extension

UK economic boost expected as Portsmouth unveils sustainable port Masterplan

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Fawcett Road banners

Fawcett Road gets a spring clean

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CGI proposed park City Centre North

Major land purchase in city centre for council’s regeneration plans

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General Electric to set up a base in Portsmouth

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HMRC announces Portsmouth to become a new regional centre

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Scarlet Tap in Palmerston Road

Portsmouth City Council announce grant to support Leisure and Hospitality business impacted by Omicron

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Crowdfund CIL Transformation funding supports community projects

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New import customs checks start in January

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Ofsted Success for Portsmouth Schools

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Portsmouth City Council announce new Resilience Grant to support business impacted by Covid-19

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New warehouse completed to create more than 120 jobs

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“Our people enjoy the benefits of living and working in a coastal location, making it easy to attract and retain talent"

Jo Sawford, Portsmouth Site Director at Airbus Portsmouth

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