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: Business,Darlington,Featured,General,industrial,industrial units to rent,logistics,North East England,warehousing,warehousing in darlington

The New Year brings a New Customer – JLM Foods »

 

SNACK firm JLM Global Foods is making a healthy expansion – to new warehousing space at Lingfield Point in Darlington.

The rapidly growing company has taken 23,000 sq ft of warehousing space as customers around the world embrace healthier living.

JLM Global Foods is the latest firm to join Lingfield Point’s growing logistics base – following investment to strengthen its offer to meet a burgeoning need for flexible and accessible warehousing space in the North East.

The company is Europe’s leading manufacturer and supplier of popped snacks – selling its products to well-known brands and international supermarket groups.

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Paul Huggins (left) is welcomed by CPNE’s Jonathan Simpson and Julian Brooke (right)

Paul Huggins, Chief Executive, said: “We are an expanding business and needed more space close to our HQ in Darlington and Lingfield Point provided the ideal location.

“The logistics here, being so close to road, rail and sea links, are ideal for a company like JLM Global Foods as we have to move stock fast and efficiently.

“We’ve been very impressed with the space and the facilities here – it is extremely secure and yet very accessible which is the perfect combination for us.

“And our staff are delighted there is an on-site canteen – even though we’re never short of a snack or two!”

Julian Brooke, of Lingfield Warehousing and Logistics, said:

“We are really delighted to welcome JLM Global Foods to Lingfield Point. They join a growing number of national and international firms choosing to base themselves with us. “Our continuing success is due to our ideal location, great infrastructure, flexibility in terms of both space and leases and the unrivalled security we offer – from CCTV, to 24-hour security and gated entrances.”

Connect Property North East’s Jonathan Simpson who markets the industrial offer at Lingfield Point said:

“This letting characterises the recent upturn in the regional industrial and logistics market that we have witnessed over the last 12 months. We have now reached a position where demand is now starting to significantly outstrip supply, particularly in both Newton Aycliffe and Darlington. Both the strength of the regional manufacturing sector and the recent opening of the new Hitachi train building facility is further enhancing Lingfields Point and Darlington as a strategic location.

Jonathan Simpson added “Lingfield Point is the only scheme in Darlington that can offer immediate use of warehouse and logistics space of 20,000 sq ft+”

Already the base for a number of national occupiers and distribution centres, Lingfield Point can offer units from as little as 800sqft through to 100,000sqft+; offering flexible lease lengths, storage and even 3rd party logistics support on easy terms.

With superb security, 24 hour gatehouse and hub, gated entrances, vehicle recognition and extensive CCTV – why not locate your logistics business at Lingfield?

Get in touch with  Jonathan Simpson at Connect Property North East, 01642 602001

 
 

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Budding entrepreneurs sparkle with success this Christmas »

As Darlington’s biggest provider of office space – already representing over 60 businesses in the Tees Valley – our neighbourhood is always buzzing with activity – even more so this Christmas.

With a wonderful calendar of events this Christmas, we’ve welcomed Red Hall Primary School with Christmas crafts and cards for our neighbourhood to buy – all hand-made – raising money for their school funds – their unique sparkle and creative sales techniques ensured they sold out within an hour of their arrival!

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As part of the Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow scheme, a number of local 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 from Connect Property North East on 01642 602001.

 
 
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MP Jenny Chapman opens Capita offices »

MP for Darlington Jenny Chapman has officially opened the new Capita HQ at Lingfield Point in Darlington – welcoming the 450 staff to their new home.

Capita has moved into 42,000 sq ft of space which has been designed and fitted out to the company’s specific requirements. The flagship contract takes Lingfield Point’s head count of customers to more than 3,000.

Dominic Moore, Asset Management Director of Clearbell, which manages the fund that owns Lingfield Point, said: “The fact we are attracting businesses of the standing of Capita adds weight to our ambitions to create a regional hub for business.

“We always enjoy welcoming new faces to Lingfield Point, and as a result are investing in services and facilities to cater for our growing business community.”

So welcome to the fold Capita.

 
 
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Welcome to our world »

We’re inviting you to experience our life at Lingfield with the launch of this quick sneaky peak into our world. Businesses moving to Lingfield Point join a thriving business community and a great environment. Businesses don’t just take space – they join a neighbourhood. We pride ourselves on our customer service – it’s at the heart of everything we do. We take time to listen to our customers’ needs and give them what they want – from our fabulous range of amenities to unprecedented flexibility. With office and industrial space available from approximately 200 sqft through to 100,000 sqft and above – we have a home for every shape and size.

So don’t be shy, pick up the phone and find out why good business feels at home at Lingfield Point – just give us a call on 01325 486486.

 
 

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New arrival ‘caps’ a great year! »

 

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just welcomed 450 new people to our neighbourhood with the arrival of Capita in one of the biggest commercial property deals of the year in the North East.

Capita decided to move to our neighbourhood earlier this year and the hi-spec bespoke fit-out of the 42,000 sq ft of space to meet the company’s specific needs is now complete with our location representing their flagship regional HQ.

With a great many of the staff taking to social media to praise this new chapter for Capita, we’re delighted to see a positive response to the amenties and quality of environment now availble to any business that needs office or industrial space in Darlington.

Break out space matches the culture alive at Lingfield

Capita’s break out space matches the culture alive at Lingfield

Capita is one of the UK’s leading providers of business process outsourcing and integrated professional support services and will sit alongside businesses such as Four Seasons Health Care, AMEC Foster Wheeler’s regional base and Student Loans Company.

Dominic Moore, Asset Management Director of Clearbell, which runs the fund that owns Lingfield Point, said: “This project has allowed us to continue the transformation of Lingfield Point with the regeneration of this huge area from disused factory buildings to high spec, high-quality office space. This move adds weight to our ambitious plans to create a regional hub for business at Lingfield Point.”

Eddie Humphries, Estate Manager, said: “We are looking forward to meeting the new staff, helping them to settle in and make best use of all of the amenities here. One of the things that attracted Capita to Lingfield Point was the great facilities – both for the company and its staff.

“They felt they had found their perfect cultural match and as a service provider strongly identified with our own ethos of customer service delivered through our 24 hour concierge service.”
Capita employees will have access to the on-site facilities such as the Little Lingfields Nursery, the café bistro ‘canteen’, free bike hire, a book swap club and other amenities.

Tim Carter, director at Connect Property North East, added: Its blend of location, accessibility to the transport network and customer-focussed approach is unlike any other business park. This coupled with the site’s excellent broadband connectivity and infrastructure upgrade is proving an irresistible combination”.

Capita joins a great business community – with 60+ businesses based around our neighbourhood – and their arrival will takes our employee base of more than 3,000.

 

Fancy finding out a wee bit more about how you can make a home here – in our ingenious place for business?

Call our leasing agents David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352 461

 
 

Categories: Business,Darlington,exporting,exportweek,Featured,General,North East England,office space in darlington,offices to rent in darlington,Sydney Harbour Bridge,Tees Valley,tees valley business compass,ukti

The demand is out there – join us to find out where! »

 

Always looking to stimulate growth for our businesses, we’ve teamed up with Tees Valley Business Compass and UKTI to bring companies alive to the value of export.

As part of National Export Week, Tees Valley Business Compass and UKTI invite businesses from across the region to a breakfast briefing at the buzzing Beehive on 13 November from 8am.

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Hosting this prestigious event at Beehive at Lingfield Point – the ideal office location in the Tees Valley for businesses wanting to grow – companies will be able to meet and hear from experts on how to seek out and tap into ingenious exporting opportunities.  You can also find out if you qualify for funding from the Business Growth Investment Scheme and other funding schemes. We’ll also be welcoming Tees Valley Business Compass who will be available helping ambitious businesses realise their growth potential – offering advice and guidance to unlock grant funding.  We’ll also be on hand to give you advice on the type of business space suitable to support your growth.

Darlington is already well-known for its global ingenunity and export achievements – from the founding of the railways, to the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – and our own heritage as Patons and Baldwins – the largest wool factory in the world.  Lingfield House – the global headquarters of Patons and Balwins – is now home to many companies including the global brand AMEC Foster Wheeler thanks to their thought leadership in international engineering and project management.

So what are you waiting for?  Find out how UKTI and Tees Valley Business Compass can help you trade overseas, and whilst you’re growing, come and make your business feel at home at Lingfield Point – the best postcode in town for business growth.

To register, simply click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/find-out-how-ukti-and-tees-valley-business-compass-can-help-you-trade-overseas-tickets-18568471799

Fancy finding out a wee bit more about how you can make a home here – in our ingenious place for business?

Call our leasing agents David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352 461

 
 

Categories: Darlington,Featured,Festival of Thrift,General,North East England,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington,offices to rent in darlington

Ingenious ways of bringing life to lingfield point »

 

We’re putting culture at the heart of our regeneration again – with our office space in Darlington being transformed into a festival site as as we take on the role of host for the ingenious Festival of Thrift bringing national attention again to our wonderful world.

The festival shows the site to its best, including its latest refurbished office space available – Beehive – and its award-winning offices at the Memphis building.  Now occupied by Student Loans Company, which won a British Council for Offices (BCO) award for the best upcycled work space in the UK, and then five years later the BCO ‘Test of Time’ Award which highlighted the building’s efficiency and sustainability.  And this year Lingfield Point was singled out as an example of best practice for customer service in a national report issued by the British Council of Offices.

100% satisfaction = smiles all round!

The golden effect of the festival is something that leasing agent David Jackson of David Jackson & Partners has noticed.

He said: “The Festival of Thrift continues the ethos of Lingfield Point through its reuse of buildings and making them fit a new purpose to move with the times.

“It opens up Lingfield Point to a different audience that cares about sustainability and community. I live about 30 miles away and friends have heard of the Festival and, through that, Lingfield Point. It’s those connections that make it a more personable and attractive place to work.  Having this level of awareness about our office space makes it very easy to talk about the location to potential occupiers with a positive knock-on effect to increasing the customer base.”

Sara Williams, Head of Marketing at Lingfield Point, said: “People spend a huge chunk of their lives at work and by offering an attractive work environment supported by a vibrant community we help our customers to retain their staff – and we retain our customers.  Feedback from those that have attended the festival has been overwhelmingly positive and vastly increased Lingfield Point’s visibility in the three years since the festival launched, driving new customers to the site attracted by its ethos and working experience.

“It’s something our customers love.  Nowhere else in the country is a business park so involved in such an exciting event and it brings us rewards in terms of attracting new, and retaining our current customers.”

For more information on how you can make your business feel at home at Lingfield Point –

with high speed connectivity and convenient agreements  –complete with its exclusive hotel-standard concierge service, contact our leasing agents,

David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352461 or Tim Carter at Connect Property North East on 01642 602001.

 
 

Categories: Art Deco,Art Deco Furniture,Darlington,Featured,Festival of Thrift,General,news; sustainability; art; value for money;,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington,offices to rent in darlington,oxfam,oxglam,Upcycling,wayne hemingway

The glamour of a bygone era – thanks to Festival of Thrift »

 

The beauty of a bygone era matched the beauty of Lingfield Point’s stunning art deco office space at Lingfield House earlier this week, thanks to the Festival of Thrift.

The UK’s largest celebration of sustainable living gave a sneak preview of its OxGlam Fashion Show, a journey through the eras of thread trends from 1825 to modern day in the beautiful surroundings of Lingfield House.

To launch this year’s Festival, which will also celebrate the 190th anniversary of the world’s first passenger steam train which travelled between Stockton and Darlington in 1825, the OxGlam team unveiled a selection of key outfits through the ages against the backdrop of the elegant Art Deco reception of Lingfield House to give festival-goers a flavour of what to expect from the show.

Lingfield House was chosen as the stunning backdrop to this unique photoshoot due to the glamour and sophistication of the unique office building that matched the glamour of the costumes.

Sara Williams, Head of Marketing for Lingfield Point, said: “The Art Deco splendour of Lingfield House is a great example of upcycling at its best – it’s the jewel in the crown of Lingfield Point’s regeneration and is now home to 20 businesses that benefit from a level of service that harks back to the glamour of a bygone era – with state of the art facilities and fibre optic connectivity installed in grand surroundings – it was a wonderful way of recapturing a moment in time in Darlington’s history.”

OxGlam will make its return to founding host site, Lingfield Point, in Darlington later this month as the award-winning Festival of Thrift opens its doors for its third year on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2015.  For businesses that want to make Lingfield House their permanent home – complete with high speed connectivity and exclusive hotel-standard concierge service – its advised to speak to our lucky leasing agent based at Lingfield Point – David Jackson from Jackson & Partners

 

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During the Festival the ‘Walk This Way’ OxGlam Fashion Show will showcase 12 thrifty outfits from key fashion periods over the last 190 years, created by Oxfam Jesmond, Oxfam Durham Boutique and Bookshop, and Oxfam Darlington using existing stock from the stores. The collection shows that by using clothes and accessories donated to North East Oxfam shops, wannabe fashionistas can create the most extraordinary outfits without breaking the bank.

Oxfam Jesmond’s Jon Christian said: “From a 1900s ensemble inspired by the suffragette movement to a 1940s androgynous Garbo style outfit and a 1960s Woodstock denim jumpsuit look, we wanted this year’s OxGlam Fashion Show to create a journey that would take people through each decade since the birth of the first passenger steam train.

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“The collection we have created showcases the wonderful hidden gems that can be found in the three participating Oxfam stores and how easy it can be to create a unique look without it costing the earth.”

Festival director Stella Hall added: “As part of the 2015 Festival, we’re excited to play a central role in Darlington’s 1825 celebrations and the OxGlam team has come on board and created a fantastic collection to commemorate this historic milestone – giving us the perfect platform to showcase a sneak peek of what we have in store for visitors this year.

“We have developed an extraordinary programme for this year’s Festival which is bursting at the seams with thrifty activities and amazing artists.

Festival of Thrift, which received the Arts and Culture award at the Observer Ethical Awards 2015, aims to show people how reusing, recycling and upcycling can be fun, save money and benefit the environment.

This year’s Festival will bring together nationally known scrimpers, leading and emerging artists and musicians amongst special installations, demonstrations, talks, workshops and stalls offering upcycled, recycled, sustainable and of course thrifty goods to help communities towards a happier, more sustainable way of living. In addition to OxGlam, the three North East Oxfam stores will also be hosting the Festival’s popular Swapshop, a thrift shop market, big book sale and @rewind_retro at Festival of Thrift 2015.

For more information on Festival of Thrift 2015 and its programme visit the website at www.festivalofthrift.co.uk. For further details on OxGlam follow @oxglam on Twitter.

 

For more information on how you can make your business feel at home in Lingfield House – with high speed connectivity and convenient agreements  –

complete with its exclusive hotel-standard concierge service, contact our leasing agents,

David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352461 or Tim Carter at Connect Property North East on 01642 602001.

Related articles:

http://neconnected.co.uk/walk-this-way-through-the-styles-of-the-times-with-festival-of-thrift/

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/13712399.Countdown_on_to_the_The_Festival_of_Thrift_as_partners_pledge_their_support/

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/13329722.Youngsters_pull_on_their_dancing_shoes_for_Festival_of_Thrift/

 

 

 
 

Categories: Business,Darlington,Featured,Festival of Thrift,General,Lingfield Point,North East England,office space in darlington; offices to let; events,offices to let in darlington,offices to rent in darlington,Upcycling,wayne hemingway

Festival Fever is upon us thanks to Festival of Thrift »

 

Time is ticking and we’re all watching with anticipation as our office space in Darlington transforms itself into the fabulously frugal, fun and free Festival of Thrift on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27 September from 10am to 5pm.

With over 1200 events programmed over the 2 days – the biggest challenge is what to get involved in first!

Festival-goers don’t just watch passively but actively get involved in debates, workshops, swapping and entertainment. People make, learn and go away with something to pass on. Here are just some highlights…

The Darly Train – sponsored by Darlington Building Society : the theme of steam will be kept alive with a newly commissioned made train by Hannah Fox and sound artist Dan Fox. 

 You can walk around the old wooden train carriage stuffed with stories, images, sounds and scenes for families to explore; it will be like opening the pages of a beautiful yet strange storybook.

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OxGlam: See fashion through the ages with thrifty outfits harking back to 1825 in celebration of this year’s theme based on the 190th anniversary of the world’s first passenger steam train which journeyed between Darlington and Stockton. Our Oxfam stylists will show you how to look a million dollars for pounds and pennies. We’ll also be awarding rosettes to the best dressed, thriftiest Festival goers and inviting them on stage too.

STEAM – Urban Playground: Fusing dance, parkour and slapstick comedy. Family street-theatre like you’ve never seen before taking you on a locomotive journey in a head of steam.

Home Live Art’s Alternative Village Fete: An eclectic mix of new work and ideas with performance installations, live music, communal dance, making and building.

Get involved in childcare for vegetables, a 1920s workout and enjoy the stunts on the bicycle wall of death.

Learn how to make a properly engineered den and groove to the vinyls spun by our resident soul funk reggae DJ, all pulled together by our clever compare and ringmaster.

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Swoolish Garage’s Vespaqua and Footbath Terrace: Enjoy a trip around our wonderful world in a bathtub full of nice (hot) water with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face.

Alternatively, have a seat at the Footbath Terrace and treat your feet to a wonderful soak. The Bath-charmers will take care of you, make sure you have a good seat, hand you a fresh towel and maybe even give you a small foot massage, who knows?

 

Not forgetting of course fix it zones; thrifty stalls with demonstrations, workshops, debates and even the fabulous solar powered Sol Cinema – an intimate cinema with your very own usherettes curated by The Star and Shadow Cinema.

Finally, there’ll be a host of delicious dining, tasting and snacking opportunities curated by Food Guru Simon Preston. Picnicking areas across the site, a bus bar in the form or a RouteMaster bus with DJ’s playing on the top deck – even jam and chutney making at Jamallot and Jamalittle and so much more, with plenty of opportunities to make your own in our workshops.

Needless to say we’re over the moon to be hosting this feast of fun at Lingfield Point as we provide the perfect backdrop thanks to our sustainable approach to regeneration and upcycling techniques.  The Festival of Thrift is just one of the many reasons that companies now choose Lingfield Point as their base for business.

If you want to find out more on how your business can feel right at home at Lingfield Point or fancy a quick tour of our unique neighbourhood, feel free to contact one of our leasing agents, David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352 461 or Tim Carter at Connect Property North East on 01642 602 001.

 
 

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We’re steaming ahead with the ingenious Festival of Thrift »

 

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Festival of Thrift has attracted even more support as it continues to develop a national – and international – profile for both Darlington’s ingenious brand and our unique office space in the North East of England.

A mix of creative businesses, organisations and funding bodies have jumped on board for this year’s ingenious national celebration of sustainable living in a unified bid to support this highly acclaimed unique Festival, grown in the North East.

The Festival is expected to attract a record number of people to its founding host site at Lingfield Point in Darlington this month, thanks to the support of 13 funders and partners.

The nationally-recognised Festival was recently awarded the 2015 Arts and Culture Observer Ethical Award and will this year be supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and hosted and supported by Lingfield Point, Darlington Borough Council and Creative Darlington.

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Major partners include Darlington Building Society, County Durham Community Foundation, Thirteen Group, SwapBuy and Teesside University as well as in kind support from Lexus Teesside, Northumbrian Water, Tracy Kidd Photography, DFDS Seaways, Cummins Engineering, BBC Tees and OPR.  This year’s festivities will start on Friday 25 September 2015 in Darlington Town Centre with the rebuilding of Darlington Rail Station’s iconic clock tower forming part of the town’s celebrations to mark the 190th anniversary of the world’s first passenger steam train that travelled between Stockton and Darlington in 1825.  We’ll then open our doors to the world on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2015 for a weekend filled with free, frugal fun.

Festival director, Stella Hall said: “We’re thrilled to have such a diverse range of supportive funders and partners supporting Festival of Thrift 2015. Each year we work hard to build partnerships with organisations that are committed to a sustainable ethos to really complement the spirit of the Festival of Thrift.

“With the backing of our supporters, this year’s Festival is set to be bursting at the seams with a wonderful mix of thrifty entertainment and artists. We are anticipating 50,000 visitors will travel from all corners of the country and even from overseas to Darlington over the course of weekend, which will offer a real boost to the local economy.”

We’re delighted to welcome back this fabulous, free festival and serves as a great platform to showcase our commitment to sustainability, creativity and culture.

As the original base of Festival of Thrift we believe Lingfield Point remains the perfect environment for such an on-trend, fun and fulfilling, community based event – and of course it gives us the chance to show-off our upcycled offices to a huge audience. We welcome the partnership with other sponsors from across the Tees Valley – and with excitement building we’re looking forward to this year’s event.

Amongst Festival of Thrift’s programme will be nationally known scrimpers, leading and emerging artists, musicians, special installations, demonstrations, debates, workshops and stalls offering upcycled, recycled, sustainable and of course thrifty goods and tasty foods, to help people live a happier, more sustainable way of living.

For more information on Festival of Thrift 2015 visit the website at www.festivalofthrift.co.uk and register for updates.

For more information on how to make your business feel at home at Lingfield Point,

contact one of our leasing agents, David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352 461 or Tim Carter at Connect Property North East on 01642 602 001.