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

Timings
April 2019 – September 2021

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

Partners
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Gosport Borough council
Historic England

Funding
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
One Public Estate

Where are we now?

The Submarine Escape Training Tower (SETT) is currently a Royal Navy asset and cannot be developed for new uses until it is in the care of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.  Watch this space!

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