Location: Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne
Client: Abodus Student Living / Metnor Construction
Portland Green will provide up to 2000 student bed spaces across six self-contained buildings. The development, which includes associated landscaping proposals, is set adjacent to extensive amenity space and is a ten minute walk from Newcastle City Centre, where campuses for both Northumbria University and Newcastle University are situated.
Accommodation is provided in cluster apartments, with retail units and a range of other facilities incorporated at ground level. As of September 2017, four buildings are complete: Turner Court (Building 1A) and Rosedale Court (Building 4), Marshall Court (Building 5) and Bryson Court (Building 6). 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.