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: Darlington,Featured,General,logistics,manufacturing,North East England,offices to let in darlington,overspill,warehousing

Winning ways with our warehousing offer »

 

A SURGE in demand has led to a huge growth for our warehousing here at Lingfield Point.

The volume of work has seen Lingfield Warehousing and Logistics double in size in the past three years – and the prediction is that there is much more growth to come for warehousing in Darlington.

In the last year alone,  one of our biggest customers – Lingfield Warehousing and Logistics –  moved from occupying 200,000 sq ft to 300,000 sq ft.

Julian Brooke, Managing Director of Lingfield Warehousing and Logistics, said: “It is an extremely busy time for us. Our competitive pricing and the standard of service we offer customers have led to an increase in sales over the last year.

Julian Brooke, MD of Lingfield Warehousing

Julian Brooke, MD of Lingfield Warehousing

This success is great news for business  – and is a clear indicator that manufacturing in the North East is on the up.

Lingfield Warehousing and Logistics is a key player in the storage and logistics overspill market in the North East and offers a wide range of short or long-term logistics, from general storage and warehousing to document archives.

Julian added: “We now occupy more than 275,000 sq ft of Lingfield Point and have 40,000 archive boxes in storage… but there’s always plenty of room for more.

“At Lingfield Warehousing and Logistics you can rent everything from the space for one pallet, to a 100k sq ft building with a design and build team in place to create something ideally suited to each customers’ needs.”

For information about Lingfield Point’s warehousing offer contact Julian Brooke on 01325 485533 or email: Julian.Brooke@lingfieldwarehousing.co.uk.

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 our leasing agent  Jonathan Simpson at Connect Property North East on 01642 602 001.

 
 

Categories: Business,Children,Darlington,Featured,General,Lingfield Point,office space in darlington,office space in the north east,Office space to rent in Darlington,Primary school,richard branson,virgin money

Inspiring our entrepreneurs of the future »

 

As part of the Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow scheme, a number of primary schools across Darlington, 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.  We think this is a great idea and we hope we’ll be able to encourage our entrepreneurs of the future to base their office space in Darlington here.

This simple scheme gets 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 as we move towards the Easter celebrations.

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Children are encouraged to think carefully about their target audience, product costing, pricing and marketing – even hitting the phones with cold calling to our customers to encourage sales. 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 have enjoyed 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 or Jonathan Simpson at Connect Property North East on 01642 602 001.

 
 

Categories: cloud computing,Darlington,Featured,IT,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington

Innovative IT firm celebrates successful year with new home in YARN »

 

We’re high as a kite to hear that High Tide is celebrating a successful year in business after moving into our new offices in YARN.

With office space in Darlington available from 270sqft through to 15,000sqft – we’d love more companies to come and join us and grow their business.

High Tide, an independent IT solutions provider, has had a very successful 12 months, winning eight new clients in the past six months. The firm works with some well-known international companies, including a multinational chemical company and a car manufacturer, as well as providing IT and communications support for small and medium-sized businesses across the North East.

The company attributes its success to its attitude to business by providing excellent communications and innovative solutions, using its knowledge of the industry and being approachable and not geeky!

By using a more integrated approach, High Tide offers a variety of disciplines within the company not usually associated with an IT firm. It brings together years of experience in digital technology and communications, strategic planning and marketing which means the company can offer a complete solution to businesses across the region and further afield.

Andrew Ingram, Director of High Tide said: “We are a dynamic and forward thinking technology business and Lingfield Point suited our business model of being creative, innovative and approachable. It is a friendly atmosphere here and the team at Lingfield Point and other businesses have been very welcoming. It is also a growing business park, with good transport links and access to the north and south, and we have already had some success in winning contracts from businesses on site.”

Unique break out space available at YARN

Unique break out space available at YARN

Andrew brings over 15 years of IT industry expertise to the firm, working with companies such as Huntsman, ICI, Hyundai and Suzuki, and is supported by experienced business manager, Ruth Quinn. More recently, the firm expanded its service portfolio and demonstrated its investment in the future by bringing on board Simon Clayton as a sales and marketing specialist to provide support services to clients as well as helping to develop the business.

Andrew added: “2015 will be very exciting for us, as we have lots of projects in the pipeline, working with Middlesbrough College and Hartlepool Marina on their digital services, as well as continuing our technical support with an international chemical client. We are passionate about delivering IT solutions that offer total flexibility, security, collaboration, and ultimately enhances business growth and transformation for our customers.”

High Tide plans to introduce a series of free workshops to local businesses in 2015, providing simple and easy to understand training, demystifying technology such as the ‘Cloud’ and demonstrating more efficient ways of working.

We love celebrating success and High Tide is only one example of growth now being experienced by some of our 50 strong base of businesses now at Lingfield Point.  With space available from 270sqft, come and make Lingfield Point your new home for business.

For more information on how you join our ever-growing community, pick up the phone on 01325 486486 or pop over & say hello.

For more information on our office space now available, contact David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01642 352461

or Tim Carter at Connect Property North East 01642 602001.

 
 

Categories: Business,capita,Darlington,Featured,Lingfield Point,North East England,office space in darlington; offices to let; events,offices to let in darlington,offices to rent in darlington,patons and baldwins

A capita fit as we welcome our latest customer »

 

We’re looking forward to welcoming our latest high-profile customer to join our community – Capita.

Capita are now planning to set up a base at our business park later this year after agreeing terms for 42,000 sq ft of space to accommodate around 450 of its staff.

As one of the UK’s leading providers of business process outsourcing and integrated professional support services – Capita found its perfect match as far as culture and ethos are concerned in our world.

Eddie Humphries, Estate Manager, said: “Capita is a great service provider and we feel that fits hand-in-glove with our ethos of customer service – from the fabulous on-site facilities to 24 hour concierge service.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Capita. They will find everything they need on their doorstep – which is in fact why they chose to come here!”

Dominic Moore, Asset Management Director of Clearbell, owners of Lingfield Point, said: “This letting expedites the continued creative conversion of the former factory buildings into high-spec, high-quality office space.

“The fact we are attracting businesses of the calibre of Capita supports our ambitions to create a regional hub for business here. Capita will join a great business community which includes AMEC Foster Wheeler, Four Seasons Health Care, and the Student Loans Company.”

Susan Ring, Chief Executive, Capita Employee Benefits, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with our decision to move our Darlington office to Lingfield Point.

“This move represents an exciting chapter for us and builds upon our centre of excellence for public sector pensions administration in Darlington, recently strengthened with the further extension of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme contract.  We were looking to create a flagship site for our people in Darlington and Lingfield Point ticked all of the boxes.”

David Jackson, of Jackson and Partners, the commercial property agents representing Lingfield Point said: “Lingfield Point offers great value to its customers in terms of the added value it brings through it creativity and service standard.”

MP for Darlington Jenny Chapman said: “I am delighted Capita has continued its commitment to Darlington, its move to Lingfield Point is a great addition to the site.”

Councillor Bill Dixon, Leader of Darlington Borough Council, said: “It’s excellent news that Capita has chosen to stay in Darlington and create a flagship office.  The relocation to Lingfield Point strengthens the Borough’s reputation as great place to do business.”

For more information on how you join our ever-growing community, pick up the phone on 01325 486486 or pop over & say hello.

For more information on our office space now available, contact David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01642 352461

or Tim Carter at Connect Property North East 01642 602001.

 
 

Categories: Darlington,Featured,North East England,office space in darlington; offices to let; events,offices to let in darlington,Student loans in the United Kingdom

More space on loan to growing business »

 

We’re proud to announce that one of Darlington’s biggest employers is expanding its presence in our neighbourhood.

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has been based in the award-winning Memphis building since 2008, and now employs more than 1300 people, almost double the number since it first set up in Darlington.

We’re proud to say SLC occupies some of the most stylish office space to let in Darlington and with its expansion into our Studios office space, we hope we’ve provided a good home for their business.

Studios - now home to Student Loans Company

Studios – now home to SLC

Derek Ross, Director of Operations and Customer Service at SLC, said the move confirms SLC’s continued commitment to Lingfield Point. “We’re consolidating the small offices we had in the Beehive offices to create extra space for IT development and support staff.

“The creative and supportive nature of the business park, as well as its central location and great transport links, make this an excellent environment where our staff can carry out their important work,” he added.  We couldn’t agree more!.

In keeping with the rest of Lingfield Point, Studios has been imaginatively refurbished from a former recording studio into contemporary, open-plan offices with relaxed break-out spaces and a dedicated central plaza.

Lingfield Point was redeveloped from the former Patons and Baldwins wool factory to become one of the most sought-after business postcodes in the region, winning a number of national awards on the way.

Accolades for the Memphis Building include the British Council of Offices (BCO) Best Recycled Office Space in the UK, and five years later the BCO Test of Time award.

Dominic Moore, Clearbell’s Asset Management Director, the new owners of the site, said the SLC decision to expand at Lingfield Point was a clear indicator of the confidence the business park’s many customers have in the site and its facilities. “We’re delighted that the Student Loans Company has decided to expand into Studios.  Eddie – our very own Estate Manager and Dominic enjoyed a tour around the space, thanks to SLC’s Anthony Hill (pictured).

David Jackson of letting agents Jackson & Partners said the further investment by such a major national organisation reflected the popularity of Lingfield Point as a regional business base.

“Its blend of location, facilities, services and customer-focused approach is unlike any other business park, and it’s proving an irresistible combination,” he said.

 

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: Beehive,Business,Darlington,Featured,North East England,office space for small companies,office space in darlington; offices to let; events,office space in the north east

Buzz around our Beehive …. you’ll love Life at Lingfield »

 

It’s the new year and we’re celebrating a new lease of life for our iconic Beehive building thanks to a £100,000 refurbishment – and a VW campervan.

Dramatic new entrances have been created for our latest office space to match other award-winning office space in our business park.

Once the hub of a thriving on-site social scene, Beehive was key to the work/live community ethos created by Patons & Baldwins.  Now, 60 years later, Beehive is buzzing again with a like-minded business community after being refurbished into stylish office space at the heart of Lingfield Point, Darlington.

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Beehive – where good business feels at home.

Eddie Humphries, Estate Manager said the building exemplifies the ethos behind Lingfield Point.

“All our buildings here are extraordinary places to work, but Beehive holds a special place in all our hearts.  The Beehive was the Patons and Baldwins wool logo, recognised across the world, and it’s the perfect choice for a name. It’s great to see this area come alive again – and after hosting the memorable SIXTY exhibition that celebrated our heritage – we know there is a real civic pride in how we have transformed this space.

“Across Lingfield Point we offer unique environments, and Beehive – with its airy, bright, open spaces, outdoor terraces and mezzanine floor – is no exception.

Darlington's latest office space to let - Beehive

Darlington’s latest office space to let – Beehive

Space is available from 1,880 sq ft through to 15,080 sq ft – ideal for medium-sized businesses wanting their own front door and a neighbourhood packed with like-minded businesses.

“And a particular feature is our vantastic meeting space – a converted campervan that is such a hit for our customers – it’s a charming place for a breakout meeting.”

Eddie said: “Beehive businesses can have everything from their own front door to access to cool meeting spaces that make ideas blossom.

It’s the real heart of Lingfield Point – and we’re delighted at how we’ve been able to bring this building back to modern life.”

Businesses locating to Beehive benefit from flexible leasing arrangements and can expect the very best facilities and car parking on the doorstep – from excellent transport links to road, rail and air connections, 24/7 security & concierge service, to the on-site bistro café and childcare nursery.

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 or one of our leasing agents David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on

 
 

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