Solent Freeport Tax Zone
Transforming a rich part of our industrial heritage into a vibrant town at the heart of the Waterside
Fawley Waterside offers a unique opportunity to locate your business in a Freeport tax zone within the Solent Freeport on the English south coast.
- £2.3bn GDV purpose-built smart town in close proximity to the New Forest National Park and Southampton, with excellent connectivity to UK rail-road networks.
- Commercial offering includes 1.5m sq.ft. of science and technology focussed innovation campus.
- Strong macro fundamentals to create a thriving local economy, marine, life sciences and technology clusters within an under-supplied property market.
- First purpose-built smart town in Europe within an internationally recognised economic hub.
- Offering occupiers bespoke design and build opportunities to meet their ESG and digital transformation goals.
Fawley’s 1.5m sq.ft. NIA of commercial space will be split across:
- The Northern Quarter, with a strong engineering and life sciences focus and will include urban-scaled industrial blocks, workshops, and offices.
- Heart of the Town will be interspersed among residential and civic units. This space will be weighted towards retail, offices, and restaurants, contributing to a vibrant street life.
- The Southern Quarter will include a pub, church, and nursery.
- Potential to create 4,000 jobs through regenerating the local area.
We can work with you to build bespoke facilities of up to 500,000 sq.ft. to meet your needs and achieve your ESG goals. All developments will target a BREEAM Excellent rating and will incorporate renewable energy.
Gateway to the World
From Shanghai to Rotterdam, Baltimore to Dakar, Southampton is a vital hub in global supply chains and a natural choice for business
The Solent ranks as one of the UK’s leading maritime clusters on almost any measure. It accounts for 8% of the UK’s entire maritime industry, 20% of the local economy and workforce, and 2.2% of the broader South-East economy. Southampton is an internationally important technology hub. It was ranked as an EMEA ‘Top 5 tech super cluster’ by CBRE, ahead of Bristol and Cambridge, and has the 4th highest tech firm concentration in the UK.
UPLIFT TO UK PLC.
WORTH OF GOODS
PASS THROUGH THE PORT
CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SOLENT.
20 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE WORLD’S BUSIEST SHIPPING ROUTE FROM SHANGHAI TO ROTTERDAM
Gateway to the UK
One of the largest brownfield sites in Southern England, located in a spectacular location, near Calshot, on the west bank of Southampton Water.
The site falls within the boundary of the New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority.
The site is only a 105 minute drive from London via the M27 and A326. Hampshire County Council are currently proposing an extension to the dual- carriageway section of the A326 to increase capacity and journey times.
Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway train stations provide onward connections to London and beyond. Network Rail plan to reopen the Waterside railway line that would provide regular passenger services from Southampton Central to Marchwood, Totton and Hythe.
A dock, linked to Southampton Water, is located centrally within the site. A fast ferry service is under consideration that would provide a journey time from Fawley Waterside to Southampton or Fawley Waterside to Cowes in 15 minutes.
The Solent Area – Demographics
THE SOLENT AREA
HIGHEST HIGHEST TECH FIRM CONCENTRATION IN THE UK.
~30,000 JOBS IN TECH OCCUPATIONS
WORKING AGE POPULATION
AGED 16-64 IN THE SOLENT REGION
UNIVERSITIES IN THE AREA:
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON • SOLENT UNIVERSITY • UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY • UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER • ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH
& SKILLS HUB SERVING
PORT OF SOUTHAMPTON IS THE UK’S
VESSEL MOVEMENTS PER YEAR
ACROSS THE HARBOUR
Access to Talent
Fawley is able to address one of the most critical issues facing occupiers by establishing highly skilled talent pipelines.
University of Southampton
A founding member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities. The group accounts for more than two thirds of the world leading research produced in UK universities and support more than 260,000 jobs across the country. Southampton is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (QS University rankings 2022). Subjects in the world top 100, include Statistics & Operational Research; Geology; Earth and Marine Sciences, Geophysics, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Physics and Astronomy.
Fawley Waterside is exploring both short terms and long term Collaboratorium opportunities with the University of Southampton.
Ranked in the Best 100 UK Universities by The Guardian’s 2022 rankings, with top areas of research and expertise including creative and cultural industries, maritime and the environment, law and business, and sport and health.
Ranked in the top 150 Young Universities in the World (The Times Higher Education rankings), with high ranking subjects including geology, earth and environmental sciences, mechanical engineering, software engineering, computing and computer science.
One of the leading modern universities, ranked within the top 100 young universities and The Times UK University Guide. The university is well known for subjects including computer animation and visual effects; media production and communication; forensic and archaeology; sports and event management.
WORLD CLASS UNIVERSITIES
IN THE AREA
STUDENTS IN UNDER-GRADUATE AND
MAJOR R&D INSTITUTES:
Institute for Life Sciences
Centre for Cancer Immunology
National Biofilms Innovation Centre
Centre for Healthcare Modelling & Informatics
Zeiss Global Centre
DEEP TALENT POOLS:
1 in 5 students study life sciences topics
6,300 biological sciences graduates annually
6,100 students study medicine or related subjects