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Tipner West is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. A unique site where land meets sea, roadway meets waterway. A gateway into experiencing and understanding our city, for generations of people to come.
It follows that Tipner West also inspires a unique responsibility, to anticipate and answer the future needs of Portsmouth and its people.

Tipner West Illustration

Here, we have the chance to look beyond the horizon and pioneer a new way of living and working that is dedicated to the long-term flourishing of communities and the world we share. Plans for Tipner West have taken an exciting leap forward. Following careful consideration, we have devised a concept with architects Gensler with four key benefits that make up this exciting opportunity.


Turning water into jobs

Marine employment campus


Tipner West’s 1 million sq ft marine employment campus will ensure the UK’s position as a leader in the industry. Complete with R&D labs and makerspaces, Tipner West will kickstart, nurture and grow businesses, providing new jobs, skills and education opportunities, and economic resilience for Portsmouth. Innovation is critical to not only secure national dominance in this sector but originate solutions in a changing world. The case for a marine employment hub at Tipner West is crystal clear. The unique combination of deep water, excellent transport access and strategic position in the Solent marks this out as the industry’s favoured spot to support growth — growth that it is critical we capture here in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Jobs


New homes, it's the right thing to do

4,000 new homes


Tipner West will provide more than 4,000 new homes, just shy of a quarter of Portsmouth’s 2036 goal. But these aren’t just any homes. They will offer people ways to live sustainably, from construction methods to clean energy, all within the nature and beauty of the harbour. Tipner West will build homes that the people of Portsmouth can afford, as well as the 41,000 highly-skilled workers who come and leave the city every day.
People are thinking hard about the environment they want to live in, and the impact their home has on the world and other people. The next generation of people looking for homes want to live healthily, happily and ethically.
Surrounded by water yet directly connected to the M275, Tipner West is a site with 140 acres and a strategic visual and economic gateway into Portsmouth.

Illustration of Tipner West Proposed homes in Tipner West


Community it's only natural

A future without cars and kerbs


Tipner West will be a new benchmark in people-based design, with a community that’s a joy for everyone — completely accessible, safe, smart, and beautifully designed. That’s why Tipner West will be designed for
a future without cars and kerbs. Instead, people will be connected to each other by public gardens, the water and pedestrianised squares for eating and dining.
A sense of community is a modern imperative. We have a responsibility to counteract loneliness and anxiety by helping people feel connected, empowered, and a sense of belonging. We have the chance to lead nationally by creating connected and caring new communities. Meanwhile, technology is providing tantalising solutions to our petrol addiction and cities are turning streets into playgrounds.

Community in Tipner West


Flying the flag for progressive Portsmouth

A global beacon for Portsmouth


Tipner West will be a destination for leisure and a beacon for Portsmouth on the international stage. We have the opportunity to directly influence and overcome some of the biggest issues facing modern cities. Tipner West will show a different way of creating new places — places that flourish equally as drivers of economic success as well as powerful centres of societal good.
This is Portsmouth’s time. We need to build on our growing reputation for leisure and capitalise on our excellently skilled workforce. We require places for experimentation, to try out new ways of living and working. As a city we have the capability and spirit of adventure to achieve great advances.

Portsmouth City Council



New Homes


Sq ft Marine Employment Hub


Acres of Land


Metres of Waterfront


September 2019

Partner consultation


Early 2020

Public exhibition and consultation #1


Early 2021

Public exhibition and consultation #2


Early 2022

Masterplan planning application submission


Summer 2023

Start on site