A natural location for marine enterprise
The south coast is the UK’s number one location for marine and maritime capability.
Oceansgate was the site of the first naval dockyard in Plymouth and one of the first stone-built dry docks in the world, completed in 1698 and remaining largely unchanged until the 19th century. The dockyard continued to expand to the north covering four miles of waterfront and is now the largest naval base in Western Europe. Its strong maritime heritage and cutting-edge research and development attracts a growing network of scientific, advanced engineering and high-tech manufacturing companies.
This exciting industry cluster, allied to world-leading universities, boasts a highly skilled workforce, significant business support and attractive relocation sites.
Successful companies such as ASV, Babcock, Burgess Marine, Magma Structures, Princess Yachts International, Rolls Royce Marine Electrical Systems and Valeport choose the area for their operations. There is also a significant Ministry of Defence presence which also offers supply chain opportunities.
You can find further information on the South Coast Marine Cluster on their new website.