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Adelphi Square Redevelopment Given the Green Light

Adelphi Square Redevelopment Given the Green Light  Happy New Year from the team at Portergate! What a start to the year… Preston City Council have granted permission for University of Central Lancashire’s £60 million Adelphi Square redevelopment, as part of the £200million UCLan Preston campus masterplan. The planning permission was approved yesterday and work on the scheme is due to commence in 2019 with a provisional completion date of summer of 2020. We are thrilled with this …Read More

Portergate supporting students all the way

Portergate Property Management showed their support of the School of Engineering at UCLan by inviting students and Lecturers on Tuesday 14th November to their latest luxury student accommodation development: Friargate Court, in the centre of Preston. 18 students from the Building Services and Sustainable Engineering B. Eng (Hons) degree viewed the Plant Room and listened to a practical account of the Mechanical and Electrical capability of the building. Simon Bennett, …Read More

Hannah supports St Catherine’s

Our very own, Hannah Southworth, PA to the Chairman and Managing Director here at Portergate Management, competed in the St Catherine’s Moonlight and Memories Walk last weekend, Saturday 1st July. St Catherine’s help provide good quality of life to people with terminal illnesses and when the time comes, comfort and dignity in death. The famous night time walk raised an incredible £80,000 in total from the 1,000 supporters who took part for …Read More

Supergran Sue Brown!

We are delighted to announce that Sue Brown, one of our housekeepers at Friargate, has had her 8th grandchild! Sue has been with us since the opening of Friargate in September. Born and bred in Preston, Sue has 4 children and 8 grandchildren, with her 8th, Kayen, born on the 20th May weighing in at 71b 9oz. Sue’s positive ‘can-do’ attitude and strong work ethic are an ideal fit with the Portergate approach to delivering …Read More

Abbey College and Riverside make a great partnership!

Portergate Property Management and its flagship building Riverside House are delighted to announce that their strong, rewarding relationship with Abbey College Manchester, which has been built up over the last year, is set to continue well into the future following an agreement of a 3-year partnership between the two institutions. Abbey College Manchester is an independent sixth-form college in the heart of the city centre, offering A-levels, GCSEs and the International Foundation Programme, emphasising flexible programmes …Read More

Jigsaw Training Named Official Apprenticeship Provider

Preston-based company Jigsaw Training has been named on the official apprenticeship provider register. Jigsaw Training is a specialist total training solutions company for the facilities management sector providing the complete package from training needs analysis through to the design, administration, delivery, management and evaluation of all programmes. The new register, published by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Finding Agency (SFA) aims to ensure everyone embarking on an …Read More

UCLan Enters Global Ratings

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has entered a global rating for the first time in its history, enhancing its international reputation. As the University continues to attract students from across the world, Portergate’s newly opened accommodation, designed to meet the needs of every student, is ideal for those seeking a home away from home. The institution was named by U-Multirank, an online rating system that compares 1500 universities from …Read More

UCLan Rises in Student Experience Poll

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has risen eight places in the latest national league table assessing student experience. UCLan was ranked equal 51st in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Student Experience Survey. Key areas of success for the University were support and welfare and good sports facilities. It was ranked 27th for its ‘centralised and convenient facilities’ and 20th for its library. The THE Student Experience Survey is a …Read More

Portergate’s Charity Champion!

Portergate has its very own superhero in the form of Steve Walker, the Risk and Facilities Administrator at Riverside House, Salford. Steve is attempting four impressive charity challenges over the next four months on behalf of the Kidscan charity. Kidscan help fund research into drug treatments and support programmes designed with children with cancer. Steve is a keen cyclist already and will be adding running and endurance walking to his …Read More

Short term lets highlight Riverside management’s innovative approach

The ‘short term lets’ policy here at Riverside House continues to work well and is yet another example of the smart, innovative management style that continues to drive our business forward. Launched in 2015, the policy to release a limited number of our selected rooms for shorter terms pays off both for Portergate’s investors and students. And despite being officially sold out in September, once again this year we are …Read More

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