From Industrial Revolution to revolutionary industry

A unique geography, prominent location and entrepreneurial spirit have put Portsmouth, the great waterfront city, at the forefront of manufacturing and maritime industries for centuries.

The Industrial Revolution began in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with its Block Mills home to the world’s first mechanized production process. The city was also home to the world's first dry dock and, of course, is still home to the Royal Navy eight centuries after its formation.

On-going investment and innovation have maintained the city's global reputation as a centre of marine and maritime excellence, but we have made great strides in other industry sectors.

To find out more about the city's strengths and specialisms, please choose one of the sectors from the menu.

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