Portland refocuses to drive growth

As Portland celebrates Managing Director Lee Barr’s 10th year in the role, the company was pleased to welcome Portfolio North magazine for a business interview with Lee.   The wide-ranging discussion looks back at Lee’s first decade managing the company, acknowledging the invaluable support and guidance provided by his predecessor, Portland founding MD John Hardy.  The piece…

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Charity Hike for Daft as a Brush

We did it!  Back on the 1st July 2023, the Portland team went on a sponsored Hike up Helvellyn via the scenic Striding Edge route, in order to raise funds for the wonderful Daft as a Brush Cancer Care Charitable Trust.   We are delighted to confirm that we managed to raise an astonishing £5,162.97, over…

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Day Treatment Centre an Awards Hit!

We’ve been celebrating the recent successes of our work on the Freeman Hospital Day Treatment Centre. Alongside the rest of the project team, we’ve attended three awards ceremonies, in which the Centre has collected a total of four industry awards alongside being Highly Commended in a further two categories. The £16million healthcare facility was constructed…

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Portland Appointed to NEPO Framework

Portland Consulting Engineers (Portland) are delighted to announce their awarding onto the North-East Procurement Organisation’s (NEPO) Support Services for the Built Environment framework agreement, beginning January 2023 for four years.  Bidders were assessed on the quality and value for money of their submissions, alongside their plans to maximise all social value opportunities throughout the lifetime…

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A Record Year for Portland

Gateshead-based Civil and Structural Engineering firm Portland Consulting Engineers (Portland) has announced they achieved a record level of turnover in the previous year. With the company receiving just under £1.5m worth of commissions over the previous 12-months. As a result of this exciting period of growth, Portland have undergone a strategic recruitment drive, adding 6 new professionals…

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Portland Install Defibrillator and EV Charger

Portland have recently installed two new pieces of equipment at our Gateshead based design office which will make it a safer and greener place to work.  Outside our office front door we have installed a defibrillator and are due to undergo in house training on its’ correct use.  Take up on this has been outstanding…

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Works Begin at Former Court Site

Work has now commenced on site on a new affordable housing development located on the disused former site of the Consett Magistrates Court.  The £3m project, led by Durham-based housing association believe housing, will provide 18 new affordable houses comprised of a mixture of 5 2-bedroom houses which will be available to rent and 13…

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Growth Leads To Expansion Of Portland Team

LEADING consulting Engineers firm, Portland welcomes an impressive five new members of staff to its fast-growing Gateshead-based office. With a succession of new projects Portland expands its workforce with a mixture of talent and varied roles enhancing the profile of the business. Amongst the new recruits are a Senior Structural Technician, a Structural Engineer, a…

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Portland Office Refurbishment

Portland Consulting Engineers is pleased to showcase our stylish new-look Gateshead-based design office, all decked out in lovely Portland green! When considering the redesign, we wanted to create a more spacious open plan look to help facilitate greater collaboration between our teams.  We ordered staff brand new desks and office chairs to create more comfortable…

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Hexham Gate Retail Park

One of the more exciting projects Portland have been working on recently is the £10million redevelopment of the former Hexham nuclear bunker site recently named Hexham Gate Retail Park. Part of a team lead by Union Property Services, we have been regenerating the neglected 5.5 acre site to create an exciting new retail development, one…

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