Scheme is one of five pilots for Homes England

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Wates has begun work on a residential scheme on the site of a former navy base on the south coast. 

The development, named Daedalus Village, will see 120 private homes and 80 affordable homes built in Lee-on-the-Solent, near Portsmouth, on a plot previously occupied by the Royal Navy. 

The scheme serves as one of five pilots for Homes England’s Accelerated Construction Model – an initiative allowing government to fast-track the building on homes on publicly owned land. Completion is expected in late 2020.

The site served as a base for seaplanes during the First World War and later became an administrative centre for the Fleet Air Arm, but was decommissioned in 1996.

Architect on the scheme is JTP with other firms working on the scheme including civil an structural engineers Structa and , as well as engineers Structa and consultant firms GL Hearn and ground engineering specialist Tweedie Evans.