Portland Consulting Engineers Limited

Portland Consulting Engineers provides expertise in the main engineering disciplines of Civil and Structural Engineering from their office in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear with a team of qualified experts. Portland is committed to provide a service based on innovative, engineered and commercially biased solutions. Delivering projects with ‘hands on involvement’ from senior staff on a personal basis, as well as, the correct type and level of resource to meet the programme. We provide valuable design input on projects at an early stage in order to provide the Client, whether End User, Developer or Contractor, an economical solution which also satisfies the project brief.

Portland have a considerable wealth of experience working on affordable housing, open market housing, care and extra care schemes with over 50% of its workload being within the Housing Sector. Our sector knowledge and experience has rewarded us with an excellent reputation for delivering cost effective solutions without compromising on quality. Our imaginative approach allows us to find cost effective and practical solutions to sometimes complex problems, and we relish the challenge of working with innovative and creative solutions.

Portland believe the fundament and basic requirements of a successful project are – deliver the design on time and deliver a design that the Client can afford.

Portland’s reputation for providing projects in the social housing sector with innovative design solutions has been the foundation for much of its work – winning schemes and repeat business with some of the largest Registered Social Landlords and developers across the UK.


The company provides expertise in the main engineering disciplines of Civil and Structural Engineering. Therefore all projects requiring such expertise can be undertaken.
Typically we can provide the following range of services:-
• Structural design including steel and concrete frames, masonry construction and timber construction.
• Civil engineering design including S38/S278 infrastructure and S104 drainage.
• Foundation solutions including piles, vibrocompaction and rafts.
• Plant Base design
• Geotechnical desk studies.
• Drainage modelling and design, SUDs and attenuation
• Earthworks groundmodelling
• RC Detailing
• Flood Risk Assessment
• Alterations and historical building
• Retaining structures

Portland have embraced the move by the construction industry to provide more sustainable solutions by becoming involved in various forms of modern methods of construction and support climate change within the built environment. To assist our clients we are supporting the initiative being taken by a number of leading engineering practices, a “Structural Engineers Declaration” to promote sustainable working practices to tackle the issue of climate change.