The Solent Freeport is committed to consulting on projects which will benefit from seed capital funding. 

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Closed Consultations
The following consultations are closed.

Fawley Waterside Enabling Works

Fawley Waterside Ltd (FWL) is requesting £4.7 million from the Solent Freeport Seed Capital fund towards a total package of £11.95 million for the delivery of enabling works on the Fawley Waterside site, a major commercial and residential development site in the New Forest to bring forward the development at the Northern Quarter. Fawley Waterside is one of the largest brownfield sites in southern England. FWL own the freehold for the site which was a former power station site.

This consultation was open for eight weeks from 19 January 2023 – 16 March 2023 and is now closed.

The Full Business Case can be accessed below. A summary of responses is published below.

Business Case Document

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Responses Document

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Solent Maritime Innovation Hub

The Solent LEP, through its subsidiary Maritime UK Solent, is bidding for £400,000 of Solent Freeport Seed Capital Funding to contribute to the creation of a Solent Maritime Innovation Hub – a collaborative space for the Solent maritime sector to convene and network.  The requirement is to secure a central location in either Portsmouth or Southampton, on or close to the waterfront and in proximity to Solent Freeport tax and customs sites, with the ability to cluster alongside other innovation assets with good connectivity within the Solent.

This consultation was open for four weeks from 19 January – 16 February 2023 and is now closed.

This consultation received 0 responses.

The Full Business Case is available below.

Business Case Document

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