Fareham Innovation Centre – Phase 2 Extension, HMS Daedlus

Fareham, Hampshire

Project Details


Fareham Borough Council


Morgan Sindall



Quantity Surveyor



£7 million

Construction Period

39 weeks

Appointment Type

Design & Build

Form of Contract

JCT 2011 D&B


3,440 sqm

Apprentices / Trainees


Project Summary

Daedalus Enterprise Zone was designated as one of 111 initial enterprise zones around the UK by Central Government. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) owned most of the land and ran a programme for the regeneration of Daedalus along with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH). Fareham Borough Council (FBC) took ownership from the HCA that which rested within the district of FBC.

In 2014/15 Fareham Borough Council constructed an Innovation Centre for new businesses, with Oxford Innovation assistance to provide business support services, enabling nurture and development. Due to the success of that building, a business case supported the construction of a second phase extension.

The new extension consisted of the construction of a two and three-storey steel frame with composite panels and glazing to match the existing building with associated external hard and soft landscaping, providing a range of office and workshop spaces for local businesses as well as additional space within the Enterprise Zone.

“We’re delighted to have reached final phase discussions with the council on this flagship scheme which will allow even more start-up businesses in Fareham to benefit from world-class technical facilities where they can prosper and grow.

“The Fareham Innovation Centre as it stands is a remarkable building with a real presence. Its creative and forward-thinking design aligns with the dynamic and innovative nature of the businesses that are based there and that is something we’re keen to enhance with the new extension.”

“The extension to the successful existing Innovation Centre is great news for Daedalus and the Solent Enterprise Zone. The existing building exceeded all expectations and reached full occupancy within its first year of opening. There are many business that want to use space at the Centre which will enable them to prosper and grow.”

Fareham Borough Council enjoyed an excellent relationship with Morgan Sindall on this project which was completed on budget and ahead of what was an already challenging programme.  Thanks to Mike and his team for the tremendous effort put into the project and with minimal disruption to Phase 1.

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