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College link-up is top class

Leading independent college Abbey College Manchester’s partnership with Portergate is going from strength to strength. The King Street based college has chosen our flagship Riverside House residence to house its boarding students. And the feedback from parents and students has been tremendous. Riverside, which sits less than a mile from the main college building in central Manchester, has proved the ideal choice. Students are being catered for on a full …Read More

A great 12 months for Portergate

By Chairman Anthony Jackson By any stretch of the imagination 2016 has been a remarkable year for many reasons. Brexit and the US presidential elections have made the big headlines. But here at Portergate we’ve been making a few of our own. The year started strongly for us when our ambitious plans for the second phase of Salford’s Riverside House development were given the go-ahead by city planners. We’ve been …Read More

Full Team At Riverside House

From left to right Steve Dyson – Maintenance Manager Cath Bayliss – Housekeeper Marco Bertoglio – Caretaker Susan Walsh – Housekeeper Steve Walker – Risk and Facilities Administrator Anthony Jackson – Chairman Karen Preece – Managing Director Hannah Southworth – P.A to M.D and Chairman Gemma Peters – Head Housekeeper Jade Pettman-Smith – Accommodation Supervisor Antonio Santos – Conceirge Elaine Mason (not pictured) – Accommodation Manager The Riverside team and …Read More

Portergate officially unveils Friargate Court, setting a new standard in student accommodation

Portergate Property Management (PPM) today officially opens Friargate Court, the company’s latest accommodation purpose built for students, post-graduates, young professionals and key workers. Friargate Court, an investment in Preston worth £18 million, has been the largest building project in the city for the past 12 months and has opened its doors to coincide with the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). And the ambitions of PPM’s …Read More

Proud Preston’s world class university credentials

There was more good news for Preston as a university city in the week that Portergate opened the doors of its impressive £18 million Friargate Court development to students. It was also revealed that the city’s University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has bucked the UK trend and held its position in a league table of top global universities. UCLan retained its place in the prestigious QS World Rankings while many …Read More

Unveiled: Lancashire’s most luxurious student accommodation

The most luxurious student accommodation in Lancashire is ready to open its doors to the 2016-17 in-take at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston. Friargate Court – designed and managed by the expert team here at Portergate – is a 244-bedroom residence in the heart of the city’s University Quarter. The complex will be officially opened on September 19 ready for the new academic year and bookings have …Read More

Creating a sense of place

Here, in the first of a series of articles, we talk the partner organisations and businesses that make Portergate’s Riverside House such a great and continuing success story Ian Tidd, director of Salford-based letting agents The Property Place, is well used to receiving praise from parents whose youngsters are enjoying the lifestyle and vibe created at Riverside House. The praise comes as no surprise to him. He says it is …Read More

New faces at Riverside House strengthen our team

A number of new faces have arrived at Riverside House as we continue to strengthen our highly motivated team and prepare for the opening of our ‘sister’ operation in Preston. Elaine Mason is Riverside’s new accommodation manager and Steven Dyson is in charge of maintenance at the Salford development. Both will also carry out the same role at Portergate’s new £18 million Friargate Court development in Preston’s University Quarter, which …Read More

Fun times at Riverside

Happy students at Riverside House joined in the fun as our staff organised a series of events throughout the year to make them feel at home. To celebrate Chinese New Year the team decked out our front foyer with Chinese lanterns, waving ‘good luck’ cats and posters. Everyone got a Valentine’s Day treat with sweets and chocolate favours handed out to residents in the reception area. To celebrate St Patrick’s …Read More

New film brings Riverside right before your eyes

When you live far away from your investment, it’s good to be able to take a closer look. We asked four student residents at Riverside House to swap college for the camera to star in a new film about their Salford home from home and give you an in depth tour of the building and its facilities. Shannon Walsh, a 23-year-old independent filmmaker from Warrington, spent the day at our …Read More

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