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September 14th 2016

How a market leader in marine planning and environmental consultancy has powered ahead thanks to office support by Ocean Village Innovation Centre.

Business based at OVIC

Founded in 2006 by director Stuart Lowe, MarineSpace was one of OVIC’s first customers and now has a fourth-floor office overlooking the Port of Southampton and berthing cruise vessels such as Cunard’s flagship Queen Victoria. The firm, which provides a wide range of coast-to-deep-sea services and repeatedly delivers on challenging projects for marine developers, celebrated its 10th milestone anniversary in September 2016. Like many businesses at OVIC, MarineSpace started out with a two-person desk before seamlessly moving to larger premises on site as employee numbers increased. Pictured here is Dr Dafydd Lloyd Jones, one of four directors at the company, which is highly regarded for its environmental impact assessments and other consultancy services. Dr Lloyd Jones, like other peers in his field have been known to do, sometimes tastes silt in ports and harbours to ascertain grain size before scientific analysis begins! 

Business based at OVIC

“OVIC has proved a superb location for us, allowing us to flex space requirements without having the hassle of relocating elsewhere or being tied into long, costly leases. ”

Dr Dafydd Lloyd Jones, a director at MarineSpace.

There are now 15 staff at MarineSpace, with the main office at OVIC and two others in Peterborough and Pembroke Dock, Wales.  Support from the OVIC team has meant the early-growth firm could increase its footprint at the thriving innovation centre, which is opposite the world-renowned National Oceanography Centre, to suit the pace of change and budget.


June 22nd 2021

A five minute chat with DFS Composites

We sat down with Feras Yosef from DFS composites who told us a little bit about their company, what they are up to and why they chose to be based at our centre!

May 3rd 2017

Maritime firms anchor at Innovation Centre

A thriving innovation centre for businesses in Southampton is helping drive growth in the UK’s £13.5 billion maritime sector. […]

November 17th 2016


How one online learning provider, Popcorn, has burst on to the UK scene from its base at Ocean Village Innovation Centre. […]