New Building Manager joins the team

Portland House is very pleased to announce the appointment of our new building manager as we welcome our first tenants this month.

Clair Kennedy is working alongside Naylors Gavin Black as part of the team responsible for managing Portland House including the front-of-house functions for tenants and visitors. Clair will also handle customer care, room bookings and house-keeping duties along with dealing with enquiries via the new Portland House building app.

Clair, who joins from Proctor & Gamble, is working alongside Katy Clark and Murray McCheyne of Naylors Gavin Black, on premises maintenance programmes and building inspections.

Situated off Blue Square in Newcastle city centre, Portland House has been transformed over the past 18 months to provide ultra-modern workspace for organisations requiring inspirational, energy efficient and sustainable office accommodation.

Clair Kennedy said: “The new-look Portland House is very impressive and will be a great place for aspiring, enterprising businesses to develop and grow. It’s a lovely, energised environment and I’m particularly looking forward to representing the building and looking after the tenants, visitors and contractors, helping to build positive and beneficial relationships with them.”

Katy Clark, partner at Naylors Gavin Black said Clair will be a ‘huge’ asset to the property management team at a time when the new-look Portland House is opening its doors to its first occupants.

She added: “With state-of-the-art technology, leading environmental, social and governance credentials and hotel-standard workplace amenities for staff, I have no doubt that Portland House will quickly become a market leader in the Newcastle office sector.

“The Portland House app is a significant benefit, enabling tenants to book concierge services and meeting rooms, gain access to the building and take advantage of many offers with local suppliers. This convenience will enhance the occupier experience and add real value for forward-thinking businesses.”