Project PORTAL


The majority of industrial building stock in Scotland is now over 50 years old, no longer fit for purpose and reaching the end of its shelf life. 

At the same time Scotland, within a wider UK and global challenge of climate change and the government objectives set-out in policies such as "Making Things Last" - the Scottish Government policy for a "circular economy strategy to build a strong economy, protect our resources and support the environment". 

What is PORTAL:

It is within the context above that Scottish Enterprise, Zero Waste Scotland, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and their partners launch PORTAL, as a new-way of thinking about how we deliver quality industrial space and premises in Scotland. 

PORTAL is an approach to building. Not a building solution. It is a product based on improving the value of our buildings while also taking positive steps towards meeting the challenges of the Circular Economy. 

The PORTAL product is built around a methodology and toolkit that offers a staged approach to designing industrial buildings. We believe the approach has built in sufficient flexibility to offer value to both Public and Private sector investors. 

The main user-audience is intended to be the Scottish SME market. 

PORTAL is founded on: 

  • Delivering Circular Economy principles 
  • Redefining the concept of Value. 
  • Promoting the growth and development of Scottish economy and manufacturing. 


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