We’ve got a spring in our step now that work has started on homes that will help take forward one of Europe’s most ambitious masterplans for a sustainable mixed-use community.
We’ve just welcomed diggers to create an access road for the new Taylor Wimpey ‘Millfields’ site at the McMullen Road entrance to Lingfield Point where a range of contemporary homes will start to appear over the next few months.
Our next chapter of Life at Lingfield harks back to the site’s halcyon days as Paton & Baldwin’s wool factory where people lived their lives around this 107-acre hub of activity.
We already boast one of the North’s most successful business parks where around 2,500 people work each day – now we’ll be able to add a true live/work low carbon community – great news for Darlington.
Over the next 10 years, we’ll be creating homes, parkland, sports facilities as well as health facilities, shops and restaurants – a new neighbourhood with sustainability and care at its heart – not forgetting the continued development of high spec, creative business space.
John Orchard, director of Marchday which owns Lingfield Point, said: “When we began developing Lingfield Point we had an ambitious vision of turning the site into one of the most sustainable mixed use communities in Europe – where people could live and work with great facilities in great surroundings.
“Today we’re happy and proud to say that our vision is rapidly becoming a reality, and that reality is that we offer more – Lingfield Point is more than just a workplace or a place to live, it is a way of life.
“Our businesses have access to everything from ‘grow your own’ allotments, honey beehives, a ‘Happy Fit Camp,’ health and lifestyle advice, art around every corner, craft courses, gardening courses and bike hire and 3 direct bus services into Darlington.
“We aim to reflect that in the on-site facilities that will be available for homeowners – creating a true Lingfield community”.
The Millfields development will include two, three and four bedroom houses in seven different styles and a range of special terms are on offer to help buyers move.
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