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Members of Space South Central team

Space cluster celebrates first year

It’s been a busy first year for Space South Central, the UK’s largest space cluster, promoting growth and innovation in the thriving space industry across Hampshire, Surrey and the Isle …

May 1, 2024
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Students at Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays’ refresh “Made in Portsmouth”

Gunwharf Quays has re-launched its ‘Made in Portsmouth’ initiative to encourage young people to help shape the future of retail. The brief for students invites participants to reimagine and repurpose …

March 27, 2024
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Attendees at the Portsmouth Green Tourism Awards

First Green Tourism Award winners

To mark English Tourism Week, the first Visit Portsmouth Green Tourism Awards have been awarded to businesses that are able to demonstrate they are working sustainably and responsibly. Awards are …

March 20, 2024
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Jubilee fountain City Centre

Future High Streets work set to finish on Commercial Road

The government funded Future High Streets project is ending in the northern part of Commercial Road. The council was awarded funding to make minor improvements that include new seating, more …

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Mary Rose Hull at the Mary Rose Museum

Historic Dockyard listed in top 3 most visited attractions

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been named in the top forty UK visitor attractions according to The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) figures for the third year in a row. …

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Business representatives for Central South UK at MIPIM 2024

Business led contingent to promote the region at UK MIPIM 2024

The business led consortium representing the Central South UK will be the strongest yet with 25 partners joining forces to promote the region at the world’s leading and most influential …

March 6, 2024
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Hampshire FA partners with Lakeside to support new football complex

Hampshire FA partners with Lakeside to support new football complex

Hampshire FA have announced a partnership with Lakeside to compliment the opening of the new and improved King George V Football Complex. The partnership presents Hampshire FA with an opportunity …

February 28, 2024
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University of Portsmouth £250M plans for campus development

The University of Portsmouth has launched a three-week public consultation on its revised estates strategy. The university is planning to invest £250 million over 10 years on a number of …

February 21, 2024
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CEO and Operations Director from Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor relocates to Lakeside

Charles Taylor, a global insurance services provider, has relocated its 50-year-old Assistance business from Chichester to a new central location at Lakeside. This strategic move is driven by the company’s …

February 7, 2024
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Two new tenants sign up for Dunsbury Park

Two businesses have signed leases for new warehouses at Dunsbury Park in Havant, Hampshire, a Solent Freeport tax site.  Inchcape, an EV service centre and Percussion Play, musical instrument manufacturing …

January 24, 2024
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High street improvements for Commercial Road to start

Planned high street improvements as part of the Future High Streets government initiative will begin in the north part of Commercial Road, between Lake Road, and Crasswell Street in Portsmouth. …

January 2, 2024
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Wanted! Your views on business support in the city

As part of the council’s priority to grow Portsmouth’s economy, the council’s Economic Development & Skills team run a business support service.   We are passionate about helping businesses to survive, …

October 11, 2023
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City centre hotel approved at former Post Office site

A 200-suite hotel earmarked for the former Post Office in Portsmouth’s city centre has secured planning approval. The ground floor would contain an entrance lobby, main reception area meeting area, …

January 4, 2023
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Three industrial units under construction

New Solent Freeport units out of the ground at Dunsbury Park

Three new state-of-the-art industrial and manufacturing units are out of the ground at Portsmouth City Council-owned Dunsbury Park with frames up, cladding and fit out underway. Totalling 77,000 sq ft …

December 7, 2022
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