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Portland Works Open Day

500 People Attend “Open Up” Event

Almost 500 people came through our gates on Saturday and had a great time!  The ‘Open Up’ and “Art Sheffield’ boosted numbers of course, but the 18 open workshops and studios, the forge demonstrations and the fabulous Whirlow barbie all…
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Portland Works in the Sheffield Telegraph

The recent success of Portland Works is a “shining example” of heritage renewal according to Brian Holmshaw, steering committee chair of Sheffield’s first-ever heritage conference. You can read his full comments in this excellent Sheffield Telegraph article. As luck would…
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Review of Florian Hecker’s Sound Work

There’s another mention for Portland Works today with The Quietus magazine reviewing Florian Hecker’s extraordinary sound-work installation in our newly-completed art space. You can read the full article here.
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Portland Works Featured in Yorkshire Post

We were delighted and very proud to see a triple-page article on Portland Works in today’s edition of the Yorkshire Post. It’s a great testament to the hard work of all our volunteers and supporters so thanks again. Read the…
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Portland Works Featured in The Guardian

Pick up a copy of The Guardian today to read about the future of ‪steel‬ and how quality is replacing quantity for our artisan craftspeople. Our own resident knife maker Stuart Mitchell is interviewed on page nine. You can read…
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The Campaign to Save Portland Works

January – December 2009, early days By Julia Udall Architectural Researcher Portland Works is a place that captures people’s imagination. Throughout the campaign I have had the pleasure of inviting numerous people to the Works- and each one leaves wanting…
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Timeline of Portland Works’ Occupation

Since the creation of Portland Works in 1879, a number of businesses have occupied the building. While this is not a comprehensive list, we are able to know the details of each businesses that paid a subscription to be entered…
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The History of “Integrated Works” Buildings

In order to contextualise the history of Portland Works it is necessary to provide the reader with a brief introduction to Sheffield’s industrial past. The city’s industrial heritage is rooted in the production of steel and the manufacture of ‘edge…
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