Redbridge Development Site
Southampton, SO15 0AL

Redbridge is a prime development site located in the heart of the Port of Southampton’s thriving Western Docks. The site falls within the Solent Freeport and is a confirmed tax site, with suitability as a customs site. Redbridge enjoys excellent transport connections, with rail, road and deep-sea access on its doorstep. Southampton International Airport is just a short distance away. We can work with you to build bespoke facilities of up to 600,000 sq ft to meet your needs and achieve your ESG goals. Development will be BREEAM Excellent and can incorporate solar generation.

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9 hectares (22 acres)

The site benefits from Freeport tax zone status

Min and max single units possible 600,000 sq ft


The site has an area of circa 9 hectares (22 acres) of development land in the Port of Southampton, with a road/rail link connecting the site with key UK networks.

  • Single unit occupancy of up to 600,000 sq ft
  • Site can be sub-divided to suit occupier requirements
  • Bespoke design and build opportunities


An internationally recognised economic hub, the Solent region has a large workforce across a number of sectors, including technology, healthcare, retail and financial services. Southampton employs a critical mass of port, maritime and logistics workers. The Port, a major employer in the city, serves as a key node in local, national and international supply chains.

  • 588,300 working age between 16-64
  • Employment Rate of working age residents 77%
  • Wages +1% of National Average


The site is designated for port-related uses within Southampton City Council’s Local Development Plan. With experienced, in-house resource and a proven track record of delivering substantial infrastructure projects, ABP Southampton is in a unique position to facilitate rapid planning and development.

  • Close proximity to M271 for access to M27 and M3
  • Immediate access to on-site rail freight terminals
  • Adjacent to DP World’s deep-sea container terminal


There are a range of power solutions available.

  • ABP continues to explore and implement solar power energy generation on the port estate
  • We will work closely with potential occupiers to ensure their specific energy requirements can be accommodated
  • Decarbonisaiton is a core objective of ABP and we can work with you to design a scheme that meets your own sustainability objectives


This 9-hectare, 22-acre site offers businesses a brilliant opportunity to create a base in one of the most sought-after locations in the south of England – an area at the heart of the successful Solent Freeport bid.


As well as confirmed Freeport tax site status, the site’s suitability as a potential customs site offers benefits including duty suspension, inversion and re-export exemption, as well as simplified customs procedures to import, store or process goods. With unrivalled connectivity, the site’s proximity to rail, major road networks and deep-sea shipping lanes makes it a compelling prospect for business seeking excellent connectivity. The five-berth DP World Container Port, the second largest in the UK, is adjacent to the site, while the Port’s onsite rail freight terminals offer great access to the UK’s rail network. And with the London to Weymouth main line railway just next door, London Waterloo is a little over an hour away. We can work with you to build bespoke facilities of up to 600,000 sq ft to meet your needs.

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ABP has the financial resource, the expertise and the experience to design and build bespoke accommodation ranging from single units to multi-building facilities.

Southampton is the UK's No.1 export port

  • The Port of Southampton is a hub of global activity. Close to major shipping lanes, it’s the undisputed gateway to the world, handling billions of pounds’ worth of goods each year.
  • £71bn of goods come through the port each year
  • 14 million tonnes of commodities handled every year
  • No.1 automotive port 850,000 units handled annually
  • 2 million passengers annually at Europe’s leading cruise turnaround port

Save by locating in a Freeport tax zone

Locating in a Freeport tax zone could save a business in excess of £4.5 million. Download the brochure for details.

The site can also take advantage of Freeport Customs Site status. Eligible businesses can take advantage of duty benefits, such as duty suspension, inversion and re-export exemption as well as simplified customs procedures to import, store and process goods.


£7.8 billion
value of Southampton Economy

The Port of Southampton supports
jobs nationally

Top 3
3rd ranked city for Good Growth in 2021 PWC report

3 world-class
universities in the Solent area

working age between 16-64 in the Solent region

£2 million
Solent Apprenticeship & Skills Hub serving the area

Transport Links

The Port of Southampton is ideally located for national distribution, offering fantastic access to the road network serving Great Britain. The port’s rail freight terminals complement multimodal business models and Southampton’s unrivalled access by sea and air offers an all-round seamless transport experience.

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The site is well connected to the national road network via M271 (5km / 3 miles), the M27 (12km / 7 miles), the M3 (20km / 12 miles) and the A34 (29 km / 17 miles).

Central London 133.5km / 82.9 miles
Bristol 172.3km / 107 miles
Cardiff 222.3km / 138.1 miles
Birmingham 233.5km / 145.1 miles
Manchester 366.6km / 227.8 miles
Glasgow 693.8km / 431.1 miles
Road Transport links
Road Transport links


On-site rail freight services.

Southampton Central Station 5km / 3 miles


From Shanghai to Rotterdam, Baltimore to Dakar, Southampton is a vital node in global supply chains and a natural choice for businesses. RORO, LOLO and freight services operate in the port everyday.

Road Transport links
Road Transport links


With flights to the UK and beyond the Solent region is well served by major airports.

Southampton Airport 16km / 10 miles
Bournemouth Airport 48km / 30 miles
Heathrow Airport 113km / 70 miles
Gatwick Airport 150km / 93 miles

Master Plan

An indicative master plan for the site is shown below. Bespoke units can be built to suit specific occupier requirements.

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The site offers leasehold opportunities for bespoke development to meet individual requirements. Terms available on application.


Mains services consisting of electricity, water and drainage will be made available to site and can be connected at an additional cost to the ingoing tenant. 

Service Charge

A provision will be included in any lease for each tenant to pay a service charge, contributing to the costs of maintaining the common areas of the estate and providing on-site security.

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