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Pompey News: "Jobs At Risk At Portsmouth Shipyard"

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BAE Systems is a business and ipso facto they are in the business of making money; maybe and it's just a maybe Portsmouth took the brunt of the job losses because the Clyde yards are more productive.
 
Not sure how successful this will be; Maritime Journal - Progress made to salvage UK shipbuilding

Progress is being made to rescue the future of UK shipbuilding as Lambert Smith Hampton is appointed to act as the marketing agent for a major facility at Portsmouth Dockyard.

This comes as defence and security giant, BAE Systems, announced last November it plans to end shipbuilding at its facilities within the Royal Navy base, though it will continue its ship maintenance activities.

Lambert Smith Hampton is responsible for marketing the facilities totalling some 75,000m² which will be available for commercial use. “Major facilities like this do not come on to the market very often, so we expect to see considerable interest from companies operating in the marine, defence, aerospace and general engineering sectors, from both the UK and overseas. It is one of the unique opportunities that demands a closer look,” said Robin Dickens, a director at Lambert Smith Hampton.

It is understood there are a number of parties who would like to move into the yard. A consortium called thePortsmouth Shipbuilding Group, that builds small and medium commercial/naval vessels for the domestic and export markets, is fighting to keep commercial building in Portsmouth.
 
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