With so much of Darlington’s civic history connected to our neighbourhood, we’ve been taking a trip down memory lane and have now published an inspiring tribute to our much-loved location.
When Patons & Baldwins built their new Darlington wool factory at Lingfield Point immediately after the 2nd world war, they had the vision to build the most advanced production facility in Europe – possibly the world. This company had their employees at the very heart of their business – understanding the relationship between productivity and quality workspace. As Darlington’s largest employer, this wonderful world became the social and economic backbone of the town.
60 years on, this beautiful landscape continues to put people at its heart of its offer – now a high-spec, service-orientated business park. Whether it’s looking after small business start-ups or global engineering companies – Lingfield Point has made business – and staff – feel at home.
Facilities, freedom and fun underpin the productivity of this 2,500 person strong business park and neighbourhood – continuing the wonderful approach that Patons & Baldwins set out to achieve so long ago – we hope that they’d be proud of how we’ve kept their ethos alive.
To celebrate this wonderful history, we’ve now published a book capturing its life and the changing landscape surrounding our iconic and much-loved buildings.
So sit back, click on our book link and take a trip down memory lane and see if you can spot a friend or two…. We’ve certainly collected some as the years have rolled by.
Oooh, and if you follow us on facebook (lingfieldpoint), watch out for a competition to win one of these beautiful books …coming soon!