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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Sponsoring Rockcliff U6’s Rugby Team

We are proud shirt sponsors of the Whitley Bay Rockcliff Under 6 rugby team, managed by a familiar face – our very own Associate Director Jonathan Eeles!  Demonstrating that his interest in nurturing new talent isn’t just confined to the design office but the rugby pitch as well.  With the addition of Portland’s sponsorship, Rockcliff…

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Portland SafeContractor Accredited

Portland is proud to announce that we have been accredited under SafeContractor‘s Safety Schemes in Procurement scheme for another year. In order to receive our accreditation we were required to submit our health and safety policies for scrutiny. We were also required to confirm that our employees had the necessary qualifications to perform their roles…

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Framework Appointed to Deliver Council’s Housing Ambitions

A FRAMEWORK of professionals – including two Sunderland businesses – have been appointed to support the council’s own housing development projects. Sunderland based BDN Ltd and Identity Consult have been awarded contracts to support Sunderland City Council’s Housing Development and Investment Plan (HDIP), which will see £59m ploughed into building new homes and bringing empty…

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Thriving Through Adversity

Gateshead-based Design Engineers, Portland Consulting Engineers (Portland) reports that their investment and faith in their employees has been the key ingredients to its success during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company which offers structural and civil engineering design to the region and around the UK, has continued with a ‘business as usual’ attitude. Initially, by empowering…

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Winners of ‘Specialist Consultancy of the Year’

Portland is extremely proud to be awarded Winners of ‘Specialist Consultancy of the Year’ at the North East Insider Awards 2020. The award was bestowed to the North East-based specialist consultancy which, according to the judges has made significant contributions to developments in planning, design, deliverability and cost control during the qualifying period. Entries were…

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