A new interior identity to the Portland Building

The University of Nottingham’s iconic and well-loved Portland Building has been transformed into a desirable students’ union venue for socialising, informal learning and relaxing. The building, which is in the heart of the beautiful University Park campus, is home to more than 34,000 students and one of the busiest and most active students’ unions in the UK.

Starting in 2014, the four-phase masterplan completed in 2018 and was devised by an expert team of client advisors, designers, engineers and contractors, which we are proud to have been part of.

The brief was to optimise the building’s potential to support a variety of enriching social activities for the students’ wellbeing and creative learning, whilst preserving the building’s rich heritage.

The student body also needed a building which represented its strong cultural identity and appreciated the stunning natural landscape of University Park Campus.