With a proud naval and maritime heritage, towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and galleries, unique shopping destinations, great places to eat, miles of beautiful waterfront and fantastic festivals and events, Portsmouth offers something for everyone.
Well connected too, Portsmouth is only an hour and half from London by train, minutes from Southampton International airport and within easy commute to surrounding Hampshire.
We have two sites in Portsmouth, one within Portsmouth Naval Base and one at Broad Oak.
Steeped in history, the naval base has been an integral part of the city since 1194. Covering 300 acres, today it’s the place of work for around 14,000 employees and is a hive of exciting activity as it is home to 70 percent of the Royal Navy's surface ships, including the new QE Class aircraft carriers, the formidable Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, and fishery protection squadrons.
Our Broad Oak site is a large, modern manufacturing plant with more than 10,000 sq ft of microelectronics clean room space. It is a highly specialised site for the design, assembly, test and manufacture of equipment for naval, military, aerospace and high integrity industries. It is conveniently located off the A27 and beside a railway station.
Our sites have a range of great facilities including free parking, cafés, cash machines, hairdressers and shops as well as social clubs and activities.
- BAE Systems has more than 2,500 employees based at our Portsmouth sites
- Portsmouth Naval Base is where the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers will be based. HMS Prince of Wales is due to arrive in 2019 and will join her sister ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth. At 65,000 tonnes the carriers are the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy.
- Portsmouth is the birthplace of author Charles Dickens
- Les Miserables was filmed in Portsmouth, the song ‘Look Down’ was sung in the Dockyard.