Daedalus in Development

We invite you to view our draft proposals for the next phase of redevelopment at Daedalus

Wates Residential and Homes England would like to invite you to view our draft proposals for the next phase of redevelopment at Daedalus. The exhibition will be held:
Thursday 29th November 2018, 3.30 – 7pm
St Faith’s Parish Centre, Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 9NF

The proposals aim to deliver approximately 18 residential units of high quality housing for Lee-on-the-Solent, redevelop and restore former naval buildings formerly part of HMS Daedalus and provide homes ranging from 1-bed to 4-bed properties. Please come along and share your views with the team.

About the Site

In 2016 outline planning permission was granted for a mixed-use regeneration project at the former naval base HMS Daedalus. This approved an employment-led scheme with a cluster of aviation, marine, innovation and technology industries alongside two residential parcels of up to 200 homes.

Gosport Borough Council gave full planning consent in May 2018 and in November, construction began. The project is one of five original pilots for the government’s accelerated construction model. This initiative aims to promote the delivery of housing through increasing pace of delivery.

Wates was selected by Homes England to act as their delivery partner. Wates appointed JTP, architects and master planners, to develop a vision for the area.

The project consists of 200 homes split equally across two parcels: East and West. Both East and West parcels measure approximately 5.56 ha of land.

The use of both red and buff-coloured brick, together with other brick features and banding, this proposal will complement the existing buildings. The mix of apartment and house types will allow the space to develop into a community which is truly a neighbourhood.

The Team

Wates Residential

Wates is one of the largest family owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Wates Residential develops mixed tenure housing schemes in partnership with both public and private sector organisations.

Homes England

We're the government's housing accelerator. We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change.


JTP is an international placemaking practice of architects and masterplanners, with extensive experience of delivering successful projects for both private and public sectors throughout the UK, Europe, China, Russia and the Middle East.