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Portadown is situated on the River Bann, in the north of County Armagh and is part of the Craigavon Borough Council area. Although Portadown can trace its origins to the early 17th century, it was not until the Victorian era and the arrival of the railway that it became a major town. The Borough of Craigavon is home to the largest conurbation of industry outside Belfast and the main industrial employers are situated in the two industrial estates on the outskirts of Portadown. Once famous for textile manufacture, the area's manufacturing base now includes food processing, light engineering, pharmaceuticals and electronics. The world famous Ulster Carpet Mills is a major employer right on the edge of the town centre.
Portadown is known as 'the hub of the North', due to it being a major railway junction in the past; where the Great Northern Railway's line diverged for Belfast, Dublin, Armagh and Derry. Within a radius of seven miles, the people of Portadown enjoy some of the highest quality leisure and recreational facilities in Northern Ireland. Virtually every indoor and outdoor sporting activity is catered for. The natural assets of Lough Neagh and the River Bann, and Portadown's location in the heart of the apple blossom county of Armagh, provide an environment of beauty and rural tranquillity to augment the thriving urban life of Portadown.
The Portadown Campus is situated on the A3 Lurgan Road in the town, one of the main roads into the busy trading town. The campus concentrates on the Science based subjects, Business and Apprenticeships in Engineering and Construction. The campus also has a working restaurant which is operated by the catering students of the College. A new addition to the campus is the state of the art science laboratory.