We want to create a special environment for you and your team. We hope this online service will do just that.

This site will provide you with an insight into our park. It will give you access to a multitude of services like the meeting room diary, takeaway and catering, concierge, along with events, promotions, galleries and even maps and plans to ensure you know your way around.

Have a play with both the information and services section – you’ll be surprised what’s available and in store for you and your team. Our main messages and blogs are handy to see – feel free to add your own comments and thoughts – we’d love to hear what you think and how we can make things better.

Service is everything to us, so let us know what you think. There are plenty of ways of getting in touch with us, whether via twitter; linkedin or the good old fashioned telephone. Even better, why not pop in and say howd’you do!

Categories: Christmas,chuckles of oz,Darlington,darlington civic theatre,Featured,Mince pie,Mulled wine,North East England,office space in darlington

There’s no place like home….. our home »

 

As the decorations appear and Christmas cheer starts to spread, our businesses start to really feel the benefit of life at Lingfield thanks to our social calendar full of festive fun. We think it’s important to create a home for business – and a place for people…..

With office space from 540sqft in Darlington, we love to bring our businesses together to celebrate Christmas and where better to start with the fabulous panto – now showing at Darlington Civic Theatre.

We welcomed the THE CHUCKLES of Oz panto stars and we took a walk down a very different road as Dorothy clicked her ruby slippers to transport herself, the Scarecrow and the Wicked Witch to Lingfield House, where they strolled arm-in-arm down Lingfield Close – as part of the festive offering by the award-winning business park.

We've enjoyed a walk down a very different road with Matt Waistell from SLC and the Chuckles of Oz

It was a great excuse to break out the mulled wine and mince pies for customers as they chatted to cast members from the Darlington Civic Theatre show.

We hope our customers have enjoyed the array of activities over the Christmas season, including Christmas lunch at the ‘canteen’ on-site bistro café, youngsters from Red Hall Primary school selling hand-made Christmas gifts and sweets galore from the Christmas Candy Man – all programmed to say a big thank you for their support as we work together.

Estate Manager Eddie Humphries said: “We’re always striving to infuse festive cheer and bringing the panto stars here was a real treat for everyone. Our customers are part of a thriving business community – and events like this bring that community together.

“From our 15ft Christmas tree to the beautifully decorated buildings, it’s hard to not feel festive when you come to work.

“The panto stars thought the sweeping staircase in Lingfield House was beautiful. I told them about the businesses big and small we have based here and offered to show them some of our available office space – if they fancy a career change!”

For more information on life at lingfield or how you can join or ever-growing community, pick up the phone or tootle around and we’ll pop the kettle on.

Call our management team on 01325 486486 or one of our leasing agents David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352 461

or  Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426 919.

 

 
 

Categories: Business,Christmas,Darlington,Featured,General,lingfieldpoint,make £5 grow,office space in darlington,offices to rent in darlington,smallbusinesssaturday,virgin money

Giving our budding entrepreneurs a helping hand »

 

As Darlington’s biggest provider of office space – already representing over 50 businesses in the Tees Valley – our neighbourhood is always buzzing with activity – even more so this Christmas.

Kicking off this year’s festivities, we’re welcoming Red Hall Primary School with Christmas crafts and cards for our neighbourhood to buy – all hand-made – raising money for their school funds.

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As part of the Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow scheme, 11 primary schools, including Red Hall Primary School have teamed up with Foundation for Jobs to teach our younger generation the value of money and how to run a mini-business.

Aged between 9 – 11, our local children have been learning valuable lessons – from designing products; developing business plans, making products and even how to sell – we hope we’re heping to give them a great grounding on the basic principles of business – and where best to learn this but in a creative environment like Lingfield Point.

It’s a scheme to get our children building skills for the future – learning valuable lessons surrounded by mentors and our supportive environment. Virgin Money have given children £5 per head and have worked in teams to develop a wide range of products to entice our friends and colleagues to buy during this festive season.

Children are encouraged to think carefully about their target audience, product costing, pricing and marketing. And in the process, they develop their business skills and financial understanding. In addition, schools keep any profit made after the original loan has been paid back – a great reward for pupils’ enterprise and hard work!

Once the programme has finished, the school will learn how much our local children have made – with all profits going to the school fund – a great way to experience the benefits of strong leadership and clear thinking.

Surrounded by creativity; customer service and of course great office space, we’re hoping our local school children will relish the challenge and opportunity of business – we’ll certainly be encouraging this flair of productivity.

Fancy a chat on your office or industrial needs for your business? Pick up the phone and we’ll pop the kettle on. 

Call our management team on 01325 486486 or one of our leasing agents David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352 461

or  Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426 919.

 

 

 
 

Categories: acquisition,Business,clearbell,Darlington,Featured,General,lingfieldpoint,marchday,North East England,office space in darlington,office space in darlington; offices to let; events

Join us in welcoming our new owners of Lingfield Point »

 

We’re proud to introduce our new owners today – Clearbell – who will continue to build on the success of the site as a regional mixed use hub.

The new owner is a fund managed by Clearbell, an independently owned private equity real estate fund management and advisory business, specialising in UK property investment, development and asset management.

Previous owner, Marchday, had taken Lingfield Point from a disused, semi-derelict factory to one of the most sought-after business postcodes in the region – and won recognition for best practice in property management and a number of national awards including the prestigious British Council of Offices ‘Test of Time’ Award for Memphis.

The combined businesses based at Lingfield Point employ more than 2,500 people who enjoy a wide range of facilities – from the on site ‘canteen’ bistro to the Little Lingfields child care nursery and a packed programme of events. Over 50 businesses have been made to feel at home with start-up office space available from 270sqft through to huge offices to house global giants AMEC, specialist care home providers – Four Seasons Health Care and Student Loans Company.

Great faciliies await new businesses at Lingfield Point

Great faciliies await new businesses at Lingfield Point

Marchday bought Lingfield Point in 1998 and has since invested millions of pounds in sympathetically upgrading the office space to reflect its history as the world’s largest wool factory, Patons and Baldwins. The company had ambitious plans for Lingfield Point and over the years saw them come to fruition.

Now, having set it well on its way to regenerating the mixed use scheme, it was felt the time was right to sell. Marchday Director John Orchard, said: “Lingfield Point is a really special place and we wanted everything to be just right – not a pale reflection of our initial aspirations – and I can honestly say we have achieved that. Last year also saw the opening of the first new homes at Lingfield Point, which was the fulfilment of our ambition of turning the clock back to people living on site again as they did in the heyday of Patons and Baldwins. It has been part of our lives for so long that this was not an easy decision to make – however, it is the right one. It is time to pass on the baton.”

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The sale will see Clearbell pick up that baton – and take the site to the next phase of the masterplan. Dominic Moore, Clearbell’s Asset Management Director, will lead the management of Lingfield Point with the existing on-site team.

Dominic said: “The unique personality of Lingfield Point is one of the things that make it such an interesting addition to Clearbell’s portfolio – and the aim is to ensure that it not only remains intact but is also built upon.

 “Clearbell will continue the creativity around the 90-acre site and hopes that, with ongoing investment, Lingfield Point will become a flagship for successful regeneration in the North East – continuing to position Darlington as a great base for business.

“There will be no fundamental changes – the same onsite team will ensure the outstanding service standard is maintained and delivered with Lingfield Point’s typical flourish of creativity and quirkiness.”

We hope you will join us in welcoming our new colleagues to our wonderful world of Lingfield Point.

Fancy a natter on your office or industrial needs for your business? Pick up the phone and we’ll pop the kettle on. 

Call our management team on 01325 486 486 or one of our leasing agents David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352 461

or  Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426 919.

 
 

Categories: Darlington,Featured,General,lingfieldpoint,North East England,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington,wool

Where there’s wool – there’s a way! »

 

Always looking at ways to bring our love of wool and heritage alive in our office space in Darlington we’re loving our new friends from Woolly Shepherd.

With high ceilings and beautiful features, Lingfield House has always been a challenge to ensure our acoustics perform pitch perfect for our customers and we’ve just found our perfect partner!

If you take a wander around our smaller offices from 540sqft, you’ll find yourself looking up at fluffy clouds – our latest creative touch in YARN and Lingfield House. These woolly acoustic clouds prevent sound from bouncing around a room – like in a noisy restaurant or the whirlwind of an office – by reducing reverberation times.  Made entirely from sustainable materials and naturally fire-retardant, they’re a great affordable solution to room acoustics – shielding you from unwanted noise.

Beautifully hand-crafted and each piece is as unique as the next – we’ve fell head over heels with these unique, practical, little additions to our office space.  

If you’re interested in how your business could benefit from inspired space like Lingfield House or any other space at Lingfield Point, give us a tinkle or pop in for a cuppa

or speak to one of our leasing agents, Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919

or our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352461

 
 

Categories: AMEC,Cummins,Darlington,engineering,Featured,foundation for jobs,General,low carbon economy,North East England,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington,offices to rent in darlington

Laying the foundations for Darlington’s future »

 

As founding partners in the Foundation for Jobs initiative – we’ve been delighted to support this award-winning scheme for Darlington’s young.  We believe that building closer links with business is a great strategy giving much-needed direction to this generation – especially in uncertain times.

When we heard that Foundations for Jobs were pulling together an event and needed somewhere to host it …. what could we say but yes!  We love the fact that we’ve been able to provide an inspired backdrop to inspire our future leaders!

Darlington's latest office space to let - Beehive

Darlington’s latest office space to let – Beehive

Over 140 young people visited Lingfield Point last week, all on the cusp of choosing their GCSE options.  Visiting the unique Beehive – with its magnificent manufacturing history – these young people were able to meet with global leaders such as AMEC, Nissan, Modus Seabed Intervention, RTC North and Cummins.  The event aimed to challenge perceptions of what engineering was and what engineers do – inspiring interest in a sector that is vital to both the North East landscape and Darlington’s unique economy.

With mars robots, electric vehicles, deep sea robotics and even the chance to plot a pipeline – thanks to the skills from Lingfield Point’s very own AMEC – students left feeling better equipped knowing the range of roles available in engineering – all taking place around inspiring office space in Darlington – thanks to 10,500sqft space of available office space at Beehive.

With Darlington’s main industry being based around engineering and the emerging (and fascinating) low carbon industry – its great to see that Foundation for Jobs have been able to pull together the leading players under one roof – our roof – and inspire our next generation to understand how this could be the industry for them!

If you’re interested in how your business could benefit from inspired space like Beehive or any other space at Lingfield Point, give us a tinkle or pop in for a cuppa

or speak to one of our leasing agents, Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919

or our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352461.

 

 
 

Categories: Darlington,Featured,General,North East England,office space in darlington,thrift,vintage,wayne hemingway

We salute you Darlington – a big thrifty thank you! »

 

What a weekend! We’re still in seventh heaven…!  An estimated 40,000 thrift lovers flooded into our wonderful world to attend the second ever award-winning Festival of Thrift.

We can only thank the people of the region for turning up in their 1000s, proving that once again, that upcycling isnt just a flash in the pan but a way of life.

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Hosting the Festival of Thrift is a fitting tribute to our wonderful upcycled buildings – now award-winning office space and visitors (and customers) were treated to a two-day extravaganza jam-packed with creative and money-saving ideas and activities.

Directed by Stella Hall and supported by Co-Founders Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and John Orchard, a director of Marchday – the owners of Lingfield Point – the festival once again proved a huge hit both regionally in the North East and nationally.

Festival Director Stella said: “We’ve had a phenomenal weekend!  A host of organisations and individuals have been working for months to pull together an incredible festival for a second year running.

Make do and mend was the order of the day!

Make do and mend was the order of the day!

“It was so motivating to see people engaging with artists and craftspeople and their ideas and learning new skills which will essentially be game changers in their daily lives.”

The Festival of Thrift made its debut in 2013 where it attracted a whopping 27,000 visitors, exceeding all expectations. The festival was an apt response to the current UK economy and struck a chord with families wanting to save money and live more sustainably.

Festival fever hits Darlington!

Festival fever hits Darlington!

It was this success that secured it for a second year running, and thanks to an array of financial partners and supporters in kind the festival site and programme were expanded offering even more for visitors to do.

Co-Founder Wayne Hemingway said “The Festival of Thrift really is making its mark both here in the UK and world-wide. It’s a fantastic festival with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

“I’ve always believed in the ethos of thrift and sustainable living, and this just proves that so many people do or are beginning to share the same ideas.

Visitors got actively engaged in the Swapshop, fixed stuff at the Fix – It Café, paraded the catwalk as Best Dressed Thrifters and were treated to tips and tricks from well known Thrifters including Max McMurdo, Lucy Siegle and Nicolette Lafonseca Hargreaves, had delicious home cooked lunches in the Bistro Du Van restaurants, a festival soundtrack from the Charity Shop DJ and incredible art from renowned artist Francisco De Pajaro – the weekend did not disappoint.

Fix it for free, thanks to the Festival of Thrift

Fix it for free, thanks to the Festival of Thrift

John Orchard, Co-Founder and Director of Marchday owners of Lingfield Point, said: “Having the Festival of Thrift return for a second year at Lingfield Point has been a dream come true. The ideas behind both what we do here and what the festival celebrates complement each other perfectly.

“It’s been an honour to host the event again and bring it alive at Lingfield Point”

 

To find out more life at Lingfield – or our wonderful world – full of likeminded folk in a unique environment,  call one of our leasing agents, Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919

or our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352461

For more information

 
 

Categories: Beehive,Darlington,Featured,Festival of Thrift,lingfieldpoint,news; sustainability; art; value for money;,North East England,office space in darlington,Patons & Baldwins,Thrift Festival

Buzzing beehive at the heart of the Festival of Thrift »

 

AS visitors from all over the country get ready to head to our award-winning Festival of Thrift, the building that set the whole ball rolling has a special slot on the bill.

Beehive, once the heart and soul of the Patons and Baldwins wool factory, has reclaimed its place, thanks to a significant make-over.

The Birth of the Beehive is the title of a special talk by John Orchard, a director of Lingfield Point’s owner – Marchday -who’ll explain how the building was transformed into super-stylish office space.

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And of course there’s a reason Lingfield Point is the ideal home for the Festival of Thrift – its ethos of recycling and reusing was the very reason John, along with designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway came up with the idea in the first place.

The fun family event on the weekend of 27 and 28 September is expected to draw a huge crowd in keeping and 60 years after its first-time-round and we think it’s appropriate that Beehive gets a special mention.

All our buildings at Lingfield Point are extraordinary places to work but Beehive holds a special place in all our hearts.

Since its transformation, Beehive now has statement offices available ranging from 1,800 sq ft up to more than 15,000 sqft.  This creative little hive of activity is now home to a wide range of businesses and enjoy exclusive meeting space, outdoor terraces (perfect for summer) and easy-going break out areas, including a VW camper van that’s been transformed for use as a quirky meeting space or thinking spot.

John’s talk, on the Sunday of the Festival of Thrift at 2pm, will recall the importance of this iconic building in Darlington’s history, and trace the development of Lingfield Point up to its high-spec modern incarnation… we hope to see you there!

To find out more about our office space, call one of our leasing agents, Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919

or our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352461

or visit: www.lingfieldpoint.co.uk/spaces/beehive

 

 
 

Categories: Darlington,Darlington Cares,Festival of Thrift,General,lingfieldpoint,news; sustainability; art; value for money;,North East England,office space in darlington,Teesside University,Thrift Festival,Volunteering

Volunteers wanted… Get involved in the exciting Festival of Thrift! »

 

THE award-winning national Festival of Thrift is calling out for thrift and event-loving volunteers to help make this late summer’s festival a roaring success!

The two-day thrift extravaganza, being held once again at Darlington’s Lingfield Point on September 27 and 28, made a huge debut in 2013 where it attracted 27,000 visitors. And the organisers are now on the hunt for people within the region to volunteer across the festival weekend.

Darlington Cares – a partnership of the town’s employers whose skills, expertise and volunteering are matched to community-based projects – has joined with the Festival of Thrift to recruit and coordinate volunteers.

Whether you’re a budding Festival Director hungry for work experience on one of the most innovative and upcoming UK festivals, or you’re a local thrifter keen to be part of the magic, there’s an array of opportunities on offer across the weekend.

Festival Director Stella Hall said: “Last year our volunteers did a tremendous job – as our most important ambassadors they really pulled together and were a key factor in making the weekend such an enjoyable experience for everyone who came.

“This time round there are many more ways for people to get involved and really make an impact while helping us create a truly exceptional and memorable festival. There is a volunteering opportunity for everyone and we urge anyone with a love for what we’re doing here to get involved.”

This year there are more chances than before to be part of the festival with five different types of role on offer.

Volunteers can join in on various days from Thursday 25 September until Monday 29 September and sessions are split into three sections allowing volunteers flexibility and the chance to help out at numerous points across the weekend.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Katie Blundell, Darlington Cares programme manager on 07917 473992, email k.blundell@tees.ac.uk or visit www.darlingtoncares.co.uk.  Please note volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

For more information about this exciting 2-day event, feel free to log onto www.festivalofthrift.co.uk for more information.

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Categories: Beehive,Business,Darlington,Featured,General,lingfieldpoint,North East England,Office Space,office space in darlington,offices to rent in darlington

Make a beeline for Beehive – our latest space available »

 

Looking for office space to rent in Darlington?  Fancy something that dares to be different? Well look no further, especially if you want your business to be based somewhere with a real buzz.

This sought-after office space – only a few miles from Darlington town centre – has everything going for it – from access to all the fantastic on-site facilities for its own thriving business community to its own special look and feel.

After launching this space with a unique exhibition celebrating our 60th anniversary – you can now see the regeneration of this colossus into high spec office space now available as office space in Darlington.

SIXTY - By Tracy Kidd Photography

SIXTY – By Tracy Kidd Photography

 

Beehive has statement offices available ranging from 1,800 sq ft up to more than 10,000 sqft.  This creative little hive of activity is now home to a wide range of businesses and enjoy exclusive meeting space, outdoor terraces (perfect for summer) and easy-going break out areas, including a VW camper van that’s been transformed for use as a quirky meeting space or thinking spot.

There’s access to high spec broadband, plenty of parking and our on-site management team and round the clock concierge team ensure everything run super smoothly.

And of course, you get access to all of Lingfield Point’s work-life balancing facilities including childcare, canteen, our full calendar of events, our allotments, superb artwork and most appropriately honey from our own bees.

Once the hub of an on-site social scene staging theatrical performances and community activity nowhere embodies the spirit of Lingfield Life better than the ‘offices with soul’ you’ll find in Beehive.

Fancy buzzing over?  Pop in for a cuppa or call us on 01325 486486. 

To find out more, call one of our leasing agents, Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919 or our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson on 01325 352461

or visit: www.lingfieldpoint.co.uk/spaces/beehive

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Categories: Darlington,Featured,Festival of Thrift,General,national festival,Northumbrian Water,office space in darlington,Teesside University,thrift,Upcycling,wayne hemingway

Excitement mounts with tickets now available for Festival of Thrift »

 

THE Festival of Thrift is back – this year 27 & 28 September – and plans are certainly looking good. Tickets are now available and we suggest you book up early –  last year we exceeded all expectations by welcoming over 27,000 visitors who soaked up the festival atmosphere, shared, exchanged and learned how to live better, more sustainable lives.

So, what’s in store?

A weekend packed with lively entertainment, music and thought-provoking theatre and art. Wonderful homemade food and drink, workshops, talks and stalls selling all manner of vintage, recycled, upcycled and pre-loved goods.

The wonderful world of Becky McCray

The wonderful world of Becky McCray

We’re especially looking forward to the quirky art installations from Barcelona-born artist Francisco de Pajaro all made out of junk and the Whalley Range All Stars PIG snuffling and snoring and featuring a 10-minute theatre piece in her belly. The opportunity to learn and apply your new-found skills is simply astounding – thanks to the wonderful world of Teesside University.  You’ll find a whole host of workshops and talks featuring felting, printing, allotment keeping, woodturning, up-cycling styling, sheds, bikes, car maintenance, superscrimping and sewing.  The Museum of Water by Amy Sharrocks – bought to you in association with Northumbrian Water will celebrate water and stories around the importance of water. Don’t forget to check out Jamallot, our very own on-site jam and chutney making factory then swing by the Fix it Café for advice, tools and support to fix rather than ditch your household items. With over 100 stalls selling all manner of handmade goods there won’t be a shortage of something to do!

Come along and find out how you and your family can live creatively and responsibly whilst having fun on a budget.

So with many activities to get involved in take a look at the website for full listings – with tickets now available – for many of the weekend’s exciting events. http://www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/.

If you love life, you’ll love Festival of Thrift – we hope to see you there!