The city hasn’t been hit quite as badly as other former Naval base cities such as Plymouth however its once rich heritage as a ship building city is long gone. One of the saddest sites in Portsmouth Harbour are the ‘ghost’ ships – Naval warships at anchor waiting to be purchased and sailed somewhere to be dismantled.
Brilliant idea #99 is to turn these ships into sustainable homes. Rather than cutting the ship into thousands, or even millions of pieces, they can be turned into a few smaller pieces and turned into homes.
It’s an ambitious idea, and it could start with a design competition.