Edinburgh’s unique waterfront and lifestyle destination is about to get even better.
From late October 2019, Ocean Terminal will be known as PORTA. A major refurbishment will be underway and we will be on track to becoming a revitalised shopping, leisure and food destination. Find out more below on what is happening…
Porta means gateway in Italian and PORTA Shopping Centre will be the gateway to must-have brands, world-class leisure and irresistible cafes and restaurants – a day out where all who visit will find lots to enjoy.
The centre is moving towards becoming a premium outlet destination, a transition that will continue to evolve over time. Our new name offers the opportunity to establish a new position for the centre in Scotland’s shopping outlet market.
PORTA will continue to provide customers with a great range of retail, food and leisure offerings while welcoming new and exciting brands to join the mix. It will continue to be a destination to reconnect with friends and family, a place to shop, eat, relax and discover new things. The centre is currently used in a variety of ways by many different people – and this will continue as the amenities expand in line with the new direction.
The centre owners, Resolution Property, have invested in the centre enabling a wide-reaching refurbishment with a programme of works due to start in October (date TBC). This will involve internal and external works. The centre will remain open as usual, with no disruption to traders or shoppers, remaining a key destination for visitors and locals alike to the vibrant Leith area which is also undergoing vast amounts of regeneration and development to become the capital’s place to be.
In late October 2019, we will celebrate the renaming with a centre wide event that will include various activities taking place over a full weekend and everyone is invited! This celebration will bring the local community together at the start of the journey where we will move forward with the regeneration and reinvigoration and we hope you will join us. Our name change marks the next stage for us, we are proud to have been Ocean Terminal and we look forward to becoming PORTA.
Details of the event will be announced closer to the time.
We will provide updates here on our website and via social media when we have news to share in relation to refurbishment work, tenant news etc. This is an exciting time for the centre and we look forward to sharing our journey with you!