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!

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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!

 

 
 

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Free and wheely good! »

 

With Sky Ride now in full flow, so many of us are grabbing the nearest bike and pedalling around sites that have rarely been seen on two wheels before.

So we’ve joined in the fun and are now able to offer some free-wheeling fun to our neighbourhood – in the form of a fleet of bikes for loan.

The quintessentially English Claud Butler bikes are our latest addition to the facilities here at Lingfield Point

- making a summer time cycle available to any of our 2,500 customers based in the offices available in Darlington.

Wheely good fun!

Wheely good fun!

The eight bikes are available on free hire and cyclists can use them for anything from a lunch time errand to a few goes round the Lingfield Lap course.

With sustainability in our heart, we’re encouraging fuel-free modes of transport and the bikes give more of our friends and colleagues the chance to live up to our ethos and take part in the current resurgence of all things cycling.

You can hire the bikes free of charge from the 24 hour concierge service and you’ll be kitted out with safety gear and local cycle maps if you fancy venturing further afield.

Eddie Humphries, Estate Manager, said: “We want to offer unique experiences to our customers, it’s important to keep that work/life balance in order to get the most out of your day and these bikes are a great way of doing that.

“Our Lingfield Lap is a ready-made route and people can take a spin on their own or with friends.

“We are always striving to provide the best possible experience for our customers and the bikes are another example of the work hard, play hard mentality of the businesses and residents who work and live here.

“It’s certainly not unusual to see our artist in residence Becky Sunter whizzing past – with or without knitting!”

The bikes will be added to the list of everything from craft and fitness groups, book swaps, allotments, and beehives to a childrens’ nursery - little lingfields, free parking and bistro café – canteen by Alexander MacMurray – available on-site.

For more information on life at Lingfield Point or you fancy making Lingfield Point your home for business, feel free to contact us the management team on 01325 486846

or call our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson, Jackson & Partners, 01325 352461 or Tim Carter from Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919.

 
 

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The Festival of Thrift needs you! »

 

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.

The wonderful world of Francisco De Pajaro

The wonderful world of Francisco De Pajaro

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.

Darlington Cares - a perfect partner for us

Darlington Cares – a perfect partner for us

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.

Steward roles offer the chance to support events, meet and greet the public and help festival folk with any queries.

There’s the opportunity to help dress the festival venues and put up signage across the extensive sight in the Dressing role.

For a more hands-on volunteer, the Technical and General Assistance role offers the chance to help move furniture and equipment around the site along with rigging and de-rigging before and after the festival.

Those with a love for visual arts or performance would be best suited to the Artist Liason role where they will be helping the festival’s innovative artists

There’s also the opportunity to be an Assistant helping out with craft and skill based workshops across the two days.

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.

Katie Blundell, programme manager at Darlington Cares, says: “We are delighted to be working with the Festival of Thrift.  Last year’s event was a phenomenal success and really put Darlington on the map.  Event volunteers played a really important role and we have fantastic opportunities for people to get involved this year.  Whether you would like to help out for the full weekend and gain some valuable event management experience or assist with a workshop one morning, we would love to hear from you.”

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.

 

 
 

Categories: Darlington,Featured,General,knitting,lingfield life,Lingfield Point,lingfieldpoint,Local history,Office Space,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington,patons and baldwins

Far from wooly memories captured… »

 

We’ve been overwhelmed with the number of visitors flocking to us to celebrate our 60th anniversary with our SIXTY exhibition.

Witnessing our transformation from one of the largest manufacturers of wool in the world – more than 500 people arrived on the first day alone – visitors have now been able to appreciate the regeneration of this colossus into high spec office space now available in Darlington.

SIXTY - By Tracy Kidd Photography

SIXTY – By Tracy Kidd Photography

Based in the Beehive – the latest space available in Darlington – we’ve been surprised at how the exhibition continues to grow, with former workers bringing in their own memorabilia, photographs and stories to complete the picture of life at Lingfield Point in the 1950s and 60s.

Lingfield Point’s exhibition was curated by Andrea Freeman, director of heritage knitwear company The Beehive Brand and is being held in conjunction with local history experts from the Centre for Local Studies – part of Darlington Libraries.

The Beehive Brand - alive again

The Beehive Brand – alive again

The opening of the exhibition saw tears and laughter as people bumped into former work colleagues they hadn’t seen for 50 years and swapped tales of the good old days in familiar surroundings.

One visitor 71-year-old Kathleen Thompson, brought along her great-grandson Henry Thompson, aged three, to see where it all began.

“I worked at Patons from 1958, starting when I was 15 until I had my second child at 21.  I made ‘tops’ which was part of the process – it was a sort of cotton wool that the yarn was made from.

“I earned two pounds ten shillings a week and used to travel on the bus every day.

“My best memory of working there is that one day my trainer called me over and said I should go to the doctor as I was pregnant. She was right, I was six months – and that’s how I found out,” said Kathleen, of Brompton on Swale.

Lingfield Point has been a family affair for the Grindley family. George Grindley, 86, and his son, John, 59, both worked at the site almost all their lives. George as a maintenance engineer and John firstly in maintenance and then security.

It was the third generation of the family’s involvement as George followed in his father Jack’s footsteps, who worked on the original construction of the building as clerk of works.

Our estate manager Eddie Humphries, commented: “Lingfield Point has been rejuvenated in sympathy with the heritage of the site and we felt it was important to capture first hand memories from former workers before they were lost for ever.”

*The 60 exhibition runs until August 8 and is open to the public on weekdays from 11am to 2pm.

For more information on office space now available at Lingfield Point, contact us on 01325 486486

or call our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson on 01325 352461 or Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919.

 

 
 

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Celebrating SIXTY in Lingfield Point’s latest office space – Beehive »

 

Looking for something to do this Summer?  Look out for the latest from Lingfield – a walk down memory lane with an exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Lingfield Point – bringing together local history experts, former workers – and the people breathing new life into the former Patons and Baldwins wool factory.

We’re holding this fascinating display at Beehive – once the very heart of the social life of Patons and Baldwins – which has been upcycled into stylish high spec office space.

In its prime, Beehive housed its own theatre and ballroom and was the centre of events for workers that kept the factory as the top place to work in Darlington – and we’re continuing to bring the ethos of providing round the clock offer with out of work activities and new homes available on site.

The Beehive Brand - alive again

The Beehive Brand – alive again in its spiritual home

The SIXTY exhibition has been curated by Beehive – the Darlington-based heritage knitwear company – brings the history and stories of J&P Coats to P&B since 1785 to life through Mens and Women’s knitwear.  Andrea Freeman, owner and director of The Beehive Brand  is delighted to support Lingfield Point in celebrating 60 years of community and enterprise at the Beehive building.  The location is one of the spiritual homes of The Beehive Brand over its 230 year history.

Katherine Williamson, from the Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library, where the Patons and Baldwins archive is held, said: “We are pleased to make this loan to Lingfield Point – we’ve been able to provide an amazing archive of photographs, building plans, and minutes of meetings which tell the story of the company in Darlington and beyond. From photographs of staff to war rationing labels the collection is well used by the people of Darlington and is always available to view in Crown Street Library.”

John Orchard, a director of Lingfield Point developers Marchday, said: “This site has played a huge part in many local people’s lives, and continues to do so in its new incarnation as Lingfield Point. We recognise the heritage and are recording people’s memories of what was for many people a very happy place to work. Our regular customer surveys tell us people are certainly happy to work here – so its nice to know the tradition continues”

Artist James Patterson will be exhibiting on the mezzanine floor – showing some of his work, based on Patons and Baldwins knitting patterns.

At Lingfield Point, it’s our aim to enhance people’s working lives with art, fun, events and features such as our beehives, knitting classes and allotments – as well as high spec office space to rent.

 This unique exhibition runs from 29 July to 8 August, Monday – Friday from 11am – 2pm.

For more information on Lingfield Point and its unique space, please contact one of the management team on 01325 486486.

 

 

 
 
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Do commercial property and culture match? »

 

WHEN Lingfield Point dreamed up the idea of holding a Festival of Thrift it rather surprised the world of commercial property… but the outstanding results speak for themselves.

We think the ethos behind creating a hugely-popular free event sums up everything that makes Lingfield Point a continuing hit with its customers.

We believe that art and culture have an enormous role to play these days in enhancing the world of people at work.

John Orchard, one of the founders of the festival and our very own director says “People ask me all the time why we did the festival. Some mistakenly see it as frivolous and irrelevant to the world of commercial property – but we see it as a valuable showcase for everything we’re doing at Lingfield Point – and a great opportunity to have some fun.”

John came up with the idea for the festival along with renowned designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, who loved the fact that Lingfield Point’s office buildings have been upcycled from the former Patons and Baldwins wool factory.

“Wayne runs The Vintage Festival, which is hugely successful. Between us we came up with the concept of the Festival of Thrift which chimes with the mood of the time and feels very much at home at Lingfield Point – a great example of upcycling on a grand scale

“We originally thought it would appeal to a niche audience of ‘thrifters’ (makers, remakers, upcyclers, growers etc) but when more than 27,000 visitors turned up we realised just how strong the desire to live differently is.

“These people had come because it was a ‘cool’ event but also because they wanted to learn how to make this, reinvent things and grow things,” said John.

A wonderful weekend at Festival of Thrift

A wonderful weekend at Festival of Thrift

The same principles run through everything Lingfield Point does and John argues that the enduring popularity of Lingfield Point shows the value that art and culture can bring into the working environment.

“Again, it’s not the sort of stuff that most commercial property companies get into.

“We have a lot of art – from Futurescope, which is a series of enormous images that are visible from the surrounding roads to lots more ‘hidden’ artist treasures around the site.

“It makes people smile and we like that. We have installed beehives and produce our own honey every year, we have allotments, a knitting circle, book club, cycling group and lots more to keep people interested in what’s going on at Lingfield Point.

 “I don’t know of another commercial scheme that goes so far to help people enjoy their work experience – and that is certainly a USP for us and results in genuine return on investment not only in attracting customers but also keeping them and helping them grow.

“The ‘extras’ we offer put a smile on the faces of the people who work here and therefore helps to boost staff retention and boost productivity, which is very important for many of the businesses based here.

“All our amenities have been created as a result of direct customer feedback. We ask them what they want and do our very best to give it to them and keep giving it to them,” said John.

Last year’s Festival of Thrift was so successful – attracting 27,000 people – that a second is planned for Saturday 27 & 28 September this year. Why not check out the 2014 programme at www.festivalofthrift.co.uk.

*For more details on the lovely landscape of Lingfield Point, please visit www.lingfieldpoint.co.uk

 

 
 

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Make a beeline for the beehive »

 

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.

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.2aabb32

To mark the 60th anniversary of Lingfield Point we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane with an exhibition looking at the history of Patons and Baldwins – from its knitting patterns to its place in the community welfare system of Darlington in the 1950s and 60s – right up to today and the revival of the Beehive brand as a fashion label.

The exhibition will be held in Beehive in the summer and promises to be a really interesting look back into the archives – and of course, a forward-facing celebration of the fab transformation of the building into its current use.

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

To find out more, call one of our leasing agents, Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919 or David Jackson on 01325 352461

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

 

 

 

 
 

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Office space with a retro feel and cool appeal »

SOMETIMES it’s vital for businesses to take a step back, to rethink and plan – and we’ve now created the ultimate creative meeting space to do just that …..and it’s proving a vantastic addition to our office space in Darlington.

The VW camper – fully kitted out with retro games, kitsch furnishings and even a vintage tartan flask is the ideal step-back-in-time thinking place to let those creative juices flow.

Eddie Humphries, estate manager at Lingfield Point, said: “The campervan was one of the big hits of our Festival of Thrift as part of our Bistro du Van café section.

“We thought it would make a fun place for people to either get together – or to escape to a completely different place.

“The van has been installed in the Beehive building and is attracting a fair bit of attention.

“It fits perfectly with our ethos of sustainability – and is a recycled meeting space inside a recycled building on our recycled development. We’re rather pleased with that thought.”

It is ideas like the camper van meeting room that help Lingfield Point maintain its record as one of the happiest places in the North East to work.

From a full calendar of events for customers to its very allotments and beehives – to public artworks, free bike hire and book swap club – there’s something to keep everyone smiling.

Eddie said: “Our belief in thrift and sustainability is reflected in everything we do – from the camper van to our plans for a second Festival of Thrift on Saturday 27 September and Sunday 28, September this year.

For more information on how you can make your business feel at home here at lingfield – give us a tinkle on 0325 486486

or call one of our leasing agents, David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352461 0r Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919.

 

 

 
 

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Adding colour to life at Lingfield Point – thanks to our latest customer »

With Summer around the corner, we’ve been adding colour all over our neighbourhood and have found the perfect match with our latest customer - Colour Me Beautiful expert Gillian Lewis.

Gillian is one of many customers joining us at Lingfield House and she loved the vibrant atmosphere and positive colours around our neighbourhood.

“I read about Lingfield Point on the website, I liked the style very much.  Then when I visited it, and saw the ‘Please stay on the grass’ signs, the beehives and the absolutely beautiful Lingfield House – I knew it was a place for me – and my business” says Gillian.

“The alternative was a faceless, soulless office block – and that hardly fits with the nature of my work – Lingfield Point dares to be different and when my customers come here, they all say “Wow”

Gillian understands that first impressions count  “We make up our minds about someone within seven seconds of meeting them and that often doesn’t even give you a chance to speak” she said.

Knowing that she could rely on Lingfield Point to create a great first impression on her customers was critical in her decision when choosing Lingfield Point as a home for her business.

Here at Lingfield Point, we understand colour and the importance of a positive atmosphere in business.  Our upcycled buildings were once a wool factory packed with colour – now they’ve been given a new life with clever design that incorporates shades that make people feel happy and productive in their business.

And it’s not just new businesses arriving that add colour to our world – but existing customers that continue to expand.

We were over the moon to hear that around 70 new jobs are about to be created in the next 60 months following the launch of a new home care business here at Lingfield Point.

New business - Care Matters - set to create 70 new positions

New business – Care Matters – set to create 70 new positions

Care Matters has now been launched as a new subsidiary of the North East-based recruitment company Tribe Group

It’s great to see that our friends in Lingfield House are also launching a new apprenticeship scheme and hopes to work with a number of colleges and training providers to encourage new talent into the home care sector.

We wish Care Matters the very best of luck in developing new roles in this growing market – bringing new opportunities for apprenticeships in the North East.

Let us show you how colourful our life is at Lingfield – give us a tinkle on 01325 48486

or pop in for a cuppa and see our office space from 500sqft – where good business feels at home.