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: 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.

BEEHIVE

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!

 

 
 

Categories: Claud Butler,Darlington,David Jackson,Featured,General,lingfieldpoint,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington,offices to rent in darlington,Sanderson Weatherall

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.

 
 

Categories: creative darlington,Darlington,Darlington Cares,Featured,Festival of Thrift,General,lingfieldpoint,news; sustainability; art; value for money;,office space in darlington,Volunteering

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.

 

 
 

Categories: Beehive,Darlington,General,lingfieldpoint,news; sustainability; art; value for money;,North East England,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington,offices to rent in darlington,patons and baldwins

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.