The 140 hectare Daedalus site is formed of two distinct areas: the airfield and hangars to the north, located within Fareham Borough Council; and the historic waterfront zone to the south, which forms Gosport Borough Council’s major future employment area.
The development site is planned to provide 5,000 jobs and the entire masterplan achieved Enterprise Zone status. Carter Jonas’ masterplanners, working closely with the Carter Jonas’ planning team, designed and submitted two planning applications, which both achieved outline planning consent. The waterfront site proved especially challenging as it contained several listed buildings in a Conservation Area. This meant that detailed design briefing was required and there was extensive consultation with both CABE and English Heritage.