The Solent, located at the centre of the south coast of the UK and just 70 miles southwest of London, is the UK’s global gateway. As a coastal region, we have always looked globally, welcoming the world to the UK, and helping outstandingly crafted British made products reach global markets.
Our coastline influences who we are, what we do, and fosters creativity – it is in our DNA. Our outstanding talent base, trained at world-leading employer-lededucational facilities, including our three Universities, is agile and future-ready.
This is why we are a pioneering region, with a thirst for new ideas, and acommunity of endeavour that is pushing boundaries to create a better future.The Solent is globally connected with motorway and rail infrastructure linking theregion to the wider UK, ports offering routes to over 70 global destinations, andair connectivity provided by Southampton International Airport and with Heathrow Airport less than 60 miles away.
As we look to the future, Solent Freeport, with its Tax Sites at Southampton Water, Navigator Quarter and Dunsbury Park, each offering a range of valuable tax reliefs, seed funding to strengthen infrastructure, as well as our Customs Sites in Southampton and Portsmouth, is generating significant investor interest.