A UNIQUE AND EXCITING
PREMIUM LEISURE AND OUTLET SHOPPING
PORTA will offer a premium outlet shopping experience set against a backdrop rich in culture and history. Located
just a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh city centre, in an area in the midst of radical regeneration, this eclectic
scheme will become a must-visit destination for locals, city-dwellers and domestic and international tourists alike.
Working with Scottish architects 360, the Ocean Terminal building will see a complete facelift and facilities upgrade to complement the new outlet offering, bringing the centre in line with the newest generation of shopping and leisure destinations.
What’s to come
The new Porta scheme will see the transformation of the much-loved Ocean Terminal shopping centre into a premium outlet shopping, leisure and eating destination, delivering a unique and exciting opportunity, that will transform the current offer.
EXISTING RETAIL OFFERING
WHY THE NAME PORTA?
PORTA is a new kind of shopping destination that attracts visitors from all over the world and our name should be reflective of this.
Edinburgh and Leith itself has a strong connection to Italy – generations of Italian immigrants have made Scotland their home and have contributed to the vibrant and unique cultural mix of the city and surrounding areas. One of Leith’s famous residents was Sir Eduardo Paulozzi. The acclaimed artist was born and educated in Leith and went on to begin the infamous pop-art movement.
The allusion to Italy is further cemented thanks to the country’s association with fashion, style, design, art and great food and coffee; all experiences that people will be able to enjoy at PORTA.
Many Italian names were explored. ‘Porta’, means door or gateway in Italian. At PORTA, we offer our visitors a chance experience the very best of Italian culture; high-end shopping, international cuisine and un-paralleled leisure and all at affordable prices.
The name also pays homage to Leith’s rich history as a bustling port and its stunning waterfront location today.