SETT feasibility study

The SETT is a well-known landmark in Gosport and a unique historic feature linked to a key element of training for all submariners. It has been used continuously from c1952 until present, although the site is being run down as submarine training is being moved to Scotland.

A world pioneering structure the SETT has been replicated by a number of nations worldwide.

As it is based within the MoD Blockhouse 1 Site which is due for disposal, the SETT has a very uncertain future.

The HAZ hopes to secure funding to engage relevant specialists to carry out a feasibility study to assess the viability of the structure for future uses.

Key to this will be the determination of whether there is a commercially viable future option, ensuring 1815 sq m of productive space (Class D2), and making recommendations on how to proceed.

Key Facts

April 2023 – December 2023

Attract investment
Commercial floorspace brought back into active use
Preservation and repair of an “at risk” heritage asset

Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Gosport Borough council
Historic England

One Public Estate

Where are we now?

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Gosport Borough Council have jointly procured a Consultant, Colliers, to carry out a structural condition survey and feasibility work.  The Report is due in December 2023.