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The Five Key Themes


The Portview team are working across these five identified themes with community groups and stakeholders to reimagine the future of Portview.




Funding has been provided by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help secure the future heritage of an East Belfast site that was once the largest flax tow spinning mill in the world. Portview Trade Centre is on the Newtownards Road, formerly the site of the Strand Spinning Mill, which in the 1930s was a key feature within a vibrant East Belfast community sustained by thriving industries such as ropeworks and ship building.

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Marrying traditional skills with technologies that were world-leading and very advanced for their time, the Mill also was known for its large employment for women.


From now to October 2020, plans will be drawn up to on how best to secure and retain the site’s heritage and, crucially, to ensure that it is sustainable and self-sufficient.

This long-term vision will be achieved by transforming Portview into a creative social hub in the area, with Heritage at its core while running across the above key themes.



Contact the Portview Team for more information

Lets Connect!


National Heritage Lottery and Portview potential matters

Contact Details:

laura@urbanscaleinterventions.com
For more information on workspaces and facilities

Contact Details:

info@portviewtradecentre.com
Get involved in the Spinning Memories Archive

Contact Details:

claire@urbanscaleinterventions.com
Submit your Portview Stories at

Contact Details:

my@portviewstories.com