Portland Green Student Village

Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne

Client: Metnor
Status: Ongoing

Portland Green, a major student accommodation development, is a 10 minute walk from the City Centre where campuses for both Northumbria University and Newcastle University are situated.

Set adjacent to extensive amenity space, the masterplan includes ten urban blocks with associated landscaping proposals. Accommodation is provided in cluster apartments, with retail units and a range of other facilities incorporated at ground level. As of September 2015, two buildings are complete: Turner Court (Building 1A) and Rosedale Court (Building 4).

All buildings are to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating as a minimum, and areas of sedum green roof will be incorporated to reduce water run-off and encourage biodiversity.