Improving towns & villages

Submarine Museum, Gosport

Lighting of HMS Alliance, Gosport

The scheme improved the main approach for visitors to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum at HMS Haslar, an important visitor attraction in Gosport. The route follows the historic avenue linking Haslar Hospital to the sea. The avenue is paved with granite setts and lined with pollarded lime trees. Care was taken to conserve both the existing paving and the remaining lengths of original rail used by trolleys to take the injured from the landing jetty to the hospital. The landscape setting was improved with tree surgery to the limes, new security fencing and a de-cluttering exercise by the Ministry of Defence. Views to the hospital building, not accessible to the general public but clearly visible to visitors and lit at night, were enhanced.

A separate phase of work floodlit the centrepiece of the museum, HMS Alliance, a WWII submarine so that it could be seen at night from the Haslar Bridge.

Completion Status Completed in 2001

Project team & partners This scheme involved working with

Ministry of Defence

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Gosport Borough Council