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70

miles from London

11.4m

visitors per year

£831m

city deal investment

7810

businesses

31k

university students

£2bn

investment plans

4.6m

passengers through ports

Top 20

city for GVA per worker

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City centre regeneration

Our forward-thinking approach to regenerating the city centre focuses on the needs of current and future generations. From behavioural changes in how we spend our time and money to the environmental changes around us, the flexibility to evolve with the...

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...

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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 Southsea Coastal Scheme is the largest seafront coastal defence project in the UK....

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Solent Freeport: The Portsmouth Gateway Cluster

The Portsmouth Gateway Cluster, part of the government approved  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 Park. These sites are owned by...

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Lakeside North Harbour

Lakeside North Harbour is an award-winning south coast business campus set in 130-acre landscaped grounds. Owned by Portsmouth City Council since August 2019, it is home to 55 companies including world class brands and vibrant SMEs. It is the region's...

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Dunsbury Park

Dunsbury Park is a new business gateway to the south and an award-winning business park next to junction 3 of the A3(M) on the London/Solent corridor. We’re creating thousands of new jobs at this unique, natural parkland site. It is...

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Portsmouth Pop Up shop opens

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University of Portsmouth £250M plans for campus development

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Charles Taylor relocates to Lakeside

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New restaurant opening in Old Portsmouth

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Announcing first business for new Portsmouth Pop Up shop

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Two new restaurants to join Gunwharf Quays

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Council announces a new business grant to support growth

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Port set for its busiest cruise season yet

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High street improvements for Commercial Road to start

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Dates revealed for Southsea Food Festival 2024

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Portsmouth Pop Up shop to support business growth

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Business opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and lower costs

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Copnor business wins best Turkish takeaway award

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Global cruise industry declares Portsmouth as “Best Port”

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Businesses urged to consider installing male sanitary bins

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Announcing a bumper magic Christmas in Portsmouth

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Funding up to £4,000 for sustainable travel improvements

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Portsmouth receives £1.1m funding package to grow creativity and culture

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Council supports HSDC’s creative enterprise students

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Wanted! Your views on business support in the city

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Top awards for BAE and Port

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Lakeside welcomes Effective Energy Group

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Bridge Centre purchase unlocks new opportunities for Fratton 

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New restaurant opens in city centre

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Launch of innovative business support service

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New warehouse at Portico opening

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Port opens sustainable passenger terminal

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Wendy’s opens in Portsmouth’s city centre

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Green light for largest solar project at Lakeside

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Griffon Hoverwork trials hovercraft ready for export to Japan

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Powering ahead to promote Portsmouth’s small businesses

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Peak Retreats scoops major travel award

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Harbour Vets opens new £1m practice

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Plan for £45M revamp at Gunwharf Quays revealed

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Work starts on new city centre enterprise space

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BAE Systems donate £500,000 to boost Portsmouth’s youth services

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Business, teaching, and adult care are most popular apprenticeships

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Business with Portsmouth’s twin city Duisburg

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Lakeside win Workplace of the Year

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Quattro Foods committed to achieving Net Zero

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American fast food chain plan to open in city centre

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Businesses show their support for Portsmouth’s Armed Forces Day

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Portsmouth is the top choice for growing paper and printing businesses.

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Carrington West named best places to work

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Buckwells of Southsea wins UK’s best sausage award

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