more about The Solent Enterprise Zone
The Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus is located between Portsmouth and Southampton, an area recognised as a leading location for advanced manufacturing and engineering business.
The Solent has a local workforce with strong and advanced skills in engineering and manufacturing. Those responsible for the Enterprise Zone are working to ensure the ongoing development within the marine, aerospace and aviation sectors.
The skills plan commissioned by Solent LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) plays a big part in this mission. It has identified what action needs to be taken to ensure local businesses and individuals are armed with the skills they need both now and in the future.
The strength and technical knowledge of the local workforce will get a huge boost with the new Centre of Excellence for Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training – CEMAST which opened in September 2014.
The centre will help to nurture a new generation of workers, skilled in the kind of industries that will be on the site, and develop those already working in local businesses. In addition, Fareham Borough Council is investing in the creation of a new Innovation Centre which will provide tailored new space for start-ups wishing to move to the Enterprise Zone.
Daedalus Park will have up to 135,000 ft2 of purpose built Light Industrial and Manufacturing space available from May 2016. These purpose built units offer flexibility and growth opportunities with units ranging from 1,000 ft2 up to 10,000 ft2.