View from Millennium Bridget to Priddy's Hard
View from Millennium Bridget to Priddy's Hard

This major waterfront heritage area, with spectacular views across Portsmouth Harbour, is a former naval ammunition complex that is now evolving into an economic and cultural focal point.

The Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower draws in visitors, along with the popular Powder Monkey brewery housed within a heritage former armaments magazine.

It is surrounded by ramparts that form a scheduled ancient monument and form part of the historic “Gosport Lines” fortifications.

The site is at the northern end of Gosport’s Millennium Promenade, which runs along the waterfront and connects the site with the Gosport ferry and town centre.

Next steps

Proposals are being developed for the remaining heritage buildings. This includes opportunities for a mix of uses like hotel and conferencing facilities, food and drink outlets, small offices and craft workshops, and education or community uses, along with new homes. Carpenters’ Yard is being transformed into a dynamic hub of creativity and culture, providing studios for artists and the development of new public spac

Along with securing the long-term future of the heritage assets, water taxi links provide considerable scope to expand the tourism potential of the site and the wider Portsmouth Harbour tourism offer.