Categories: Business,Business process outsourcing,Darlington,Featured,lingfield life,North East England,office space in darlington,office space in darlington; offices to let;,offices to rent in darlington

A cultural match with Capita »

 

We’ve been celebrating the Olympics in our own unique style at Lingfield Point – thanks to one of our latest customers – Capita Employee Benefits.

Following the arrival of Capita Employee Benefits to our neighbourhood, they’ve certainly made an exciting contribution to our life at Lingfield.  Occupying a high-spec, bespoke 42,000sqft office in Darlington, this regional flagship HQ has delivered on its aims to be a perfect cultural match to Lingfield Point’s friendly ethos of customer service.

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

Thanks to Capita, our site has come alive to the sound of laughter whilsta range of teams enjoyed their own version of the fabulous Olympics – with a slight twist – using both the stunning internal and external office space.

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

Its great to see that our customers actively encourage the special atmosphere at Lingfield Point.

Fancy finding out a wee bit more about how you can make a home here?

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

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Categories: cool office space,Darlington,Featured,lingfield life,lingfieldpoint,North East England,office space in darlington,offices to let in darlington,The Journal

Lingfield Point – one of the top ten ‘cool’ places to work in the North East »

 

Is coming to work rubbish?  Well, it’s not if you work at one of the 10 North East workplaces that one of our regional newspapers, The Journal, has selected in their first ever list of the region’s coolest offices and we’re proud to be recognised as a place that makes a difference in the North East.

 

Fun with colour add life to lingfield

Fun with colour adds life to lingfield

 

Are we cool? Are we creative? We certainly put our customer at the centre of our world with our unique style of office space.  So if putting your customers at the centre of your world is cool – then, yep, we’re cool!

They’re aren’t too many places where you can experience the beauty of beekeeping or meet Freya the hawk – our latest member of the team (and if you dare, enjoy a walk with her!).  Fancy a meeting with a difference?  Then meet in YARN – one of our most dramatic meeting spaces (not to mention the camper van in Beehive).  We think that these services are pretty cool as exclusive benefits of taking office space at Lingfield Point.

Unique break out space in YARN

Unique break out space in YARN

Lingfield Point is home to a thriving business community and a real life example of what is possible to achieve with creative (and sustainable) upcycling. Visitors tell us they feel the place has real soul and we think that this is down to re-using dramatic buildings with an obvious former life.  This ‘soul’ and our unsurpassed customer service combine to foster a real community spirit.

This caring and thoughtful approach results in office space with personality; a place full of people who build businesses that flourish and a beating social heart with services that make you smile. 

All in all, an environment designed to help your business thrive and with office space available from 500 sqft through to 50,000 sqft – your own cool space at Lingfield Point is just a phone call away.

 

Fancy finding out a wee bit more?

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

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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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Categories: Darlington,Featured,Festival of Thrift,John Orchard,lingfield life,Lingfield Point,North East England,office space in darlington,wayne hemingway

We’ve got a thrifty treat for you…. »

Did you visit the world’s first Festival of Thrift? If you want to relive the fun, remember the fantastic atmosphere or see if you can spot yourselves in the crowd, check out our film of the event below…

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Categories: 100%,Customer satisfaction,Featured,General,lingfield life,lingfieldpoint,marchday,Sustainable development

100 per cent satisfaction-guaranteed with life at Lingfield »

If you’re happy and you know it – chances are you work at Lingfield Point.

We like to think we know what our customers think about us and the services we provide but just to be sure we arranged an independent perception survey.

And, the result is that we’ve been awarded a massive smiley face for our efforts!

All of those who took part rated their overall satisfaction as good or excellent – and 100% would recommend Lingfield Point and owners Marchday to others looking for business.

Customers based at Lingfield Point – an award-winning mixed-use development set to become Europe’s biggest sustainable development – were asked to rate us on a range of factors.

Everything from the quality of on-site facilities such as the café, Little Lingfields nursery, concierge service, location and public transport links came under the microscope.

With many of our customers moving into bigger space due to their growth and success, there’s plenty of opportunity to join our lively neighbourhood.

We can offer a tailor-made package for your businesses, so pop in and have a cuppa – for a taste of Lingfield Life.

 

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Categories: AMEC,Darlington,Darlington Borough Council,General,johnorchard,lingfield life,lingfieldpoint,North East England,office space in darlington,Recording studio

Book yourself some Studios time »

We’ve been broadcasting the news that our Studios building is ready for letting after a revamp to give it the X Factor.

Like all of our business space, Studios was created from the original 1950s’ buildings of the Patons & Baldwins wool factory.

In the 1990s the building was used as a recording studio and rehearsal space for local bands, so in keeping with our ethos of sustainability we’re recycling that as the theme for our state-of-the-art offices.

The 11,000+ sqft contemporary open plan office space occupies a prominent location close to the entrance of Lingfield Point – and to the tasty treats on offer at our onsite Deli Cafè ‘canteen’.

The creative thread that runs through Lingfield Point is clearly evident at Studios. It’s set to make a fantastic workspace for the next company that joins the Lingfield Point family.

Our business park is already home to a wide range of companies and organisations large and small. We’ve public sector customers such as the Student Loans Company and Darlington Borough Council, and private companies like global giants AMEC, Four Seasons Health Care and FaulknerBrowns.

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Categories: Blue Saffron,Business and Economy,Computers and Internet,Darlington,Data Communications,Featured,General,Internet access,lingfield life,Lingfield Point,lingfieldpoint,news; sustainability; art; value for money;,North East England,Telecommunication

Making the right connections with Lingfield Point’s 100Mb broadband connectivity »

There’s nothing more frustrating than the slow arrival of vital data, however by plugging into our new IT system you’ll have what you need in the blink of an eye.

After a significant investment in infrastructure we’re now able to offer a super-duper boost to businesses based here – in the form of 100MB broadband connectivity.

A lease-line or shared line is available via our partnership with Blue Saffron, one of the UK’s largest independent IT and communications specialists.

Blue Saffron offer a range of connectivity packages on a low cost monthly agreement – with no fixed (or expensive) penalties to leave – as well as specialist knowledge and easy-to-understand, support for customers.

Always on the look-out for new initiatives to make our customers’ working lives easier we’re delighted to be able to add this to our many services.

We know that fast, sophisticated communications are  the cornerstone of a successful business community – so get plugged in.

Simply pick up the phone and say ‘How d’you do?’ to us on 01325 486486.

 

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Categories: Darlington,General,johnorchard,lingfield life,lingfieldpoint,news; sustainability; art; value for money;,office space in darlington,office space in darlington; offices to let;,offices to let in darlington,offices to rent in darlington

Satisfaction – or your money back »

We’re so confident new customers will be happy here at Lingfield Point that we’re making an offer that’s hard to refuse – be 100 per cent delighted –  or your money back.

In typical Lingfield Point-style it’s a promise that’s a first in the property market – borrowed from the service industries we base our culture of support on.

It’s this type of initiative that singles out the business park as special. This is the best postcode in town for office space and we provide unbeatable onsite facilities as well as activities to enrich the working day.

Any newcomers who aren’t delighted can just ask for the rental portion of their first month’s payments back – but we’re sure that’s a cheque we’ll never have to write! *T and Cs.

 

 

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Categories: General,lingfield life,office space in darlington,Sustainable living,thrift,Upcycling,wayne hemingway

Festival fever – come and join us at the UK’s first Festival of Thrift this weekend! »

“Lingfield Point is the perfect place to host this festival as the whole site has an evocative history and a vibrant contemporary use.  The site is proving that thrift and upcycling can move far beyond the home and can be at the heart of regeneration.” – See more at: http://www.darlingtoninterface.co.uk/articles/1237/national-festival-of-thrift-launches#sthash.3XZimUzq.dpuf

Festival Fever is certainly taking hold here at Lingfield Point – thanks to us playing host to the UK’s first ever Festival of Thrift this weekend!

The festival – a fun-filled event dedicated to the thrift revolution that’s sweeping the nation – offers our friends, colleagues and visitors an opportunity to learn new skills that are a whole heap of creative fun and even better, will save them money!

The event – the brainchild of Lingfield Point’s John Orchard – is founded on the ‘make do and mend’ attitudes of our grandparents and great-grandparents, a sustainable lifestyle that is being adopted by more and more of us in these times of economic adversity.

“Lingfield Point is the perfect place to host this festival as the whole site has an evocative history and a vibrant contemporary use.  The site is proving that thrift and upcycling can move far beyond the home and can be at the heart of regeneration.” – See more at: http://www.darlingtoninterface.co.uk/articles/1237/national-festival-of-thrift-launches#sthash.3XZimUzq.dpufWe think that Lingfield Point is proThere’s a jam-packed events calendar spanning the two days with everything from interior upcycling with TV star Max McMurdo, picnic and pinny -making with Lingfield Point’s artist-in-residence Becky Sunter, fabulous theatre fun for the kids at Theatre Hullabaloo, and mega money saving tips from ‘Voucher Vulture’ Jordon Cox… Phew!

This sustainable lifestyle is at the heart of Lingfield Point’s regeneration – it’s about re-using, upcycling, creating & making in a way that inspires and saves – and as one of the UK’s best examples of upcycling -  we’re the perfect venue to showcase the immense amount of energy and resources we’ve saved by upcycling these wonderful buildings into magnificent workspaces.

We’re proud of the fact that we’ve taken thrift further than ever before – proving that upcycling can move beyond the home and be at the heart of regeneration.

Talking of home…. and back to our free festival, we’ve over 80 events based around sustainable living helping to inspire, challenge and entertain you in the home – your only problem is where to start!

Look out for Home Live Art’s Alternative Village Fete, a chance to swing your hips at Rock A Hula, tasty bites to eat at a Bistro Du Van, a party with the Charity Shop DJ, and a chance to learn how to feed yourself for free at the foraging workshops.

And that’s just a few of the events happening across the weekend – check www.festivalofthrift.co.uk for the full timetable of events… Go on, become part of the thrift revolution…we’ll see you there!

For more information on Lingfield Point and its thrifty ways, follow us on facebook for regular updates and tweet us on twitter @lingfieldpoint.

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Categories: Darlington,Festival of Thrift,General,lingfield life,North East England,office space in darlington,Simon Preston,wayne hemingway

Loving our latest challenge – bringing our campervan back to life! »

Here at Lingfield Point, we love a challenge and with our ‘Festival of Thrift’ only a week away we’ve certainly got our hands full at the moment!

 

One of the wonderful ideas included in the festival is a pop up restaurant call ‘Bistro du Van’. It will consist of 5 super chefs cooking in a shared area and serving their creations to customers dining in a variety of vintage vans!

Come and join us on 21 - 22 Sept

Come and join us on 21 – 22 Sept

 

Well, some time ago we decided that we needed some more casual, creative break- out spaces for our customers and came up with the idea of buying a vintage camper van and are now turning it into a funky meeting room within one of buildings.

 

When we heard about Foodie genius Simon Preston’s plans for the Bistro du Van we offered our van straight away….

There’s only one problem – at the moment it looks like this!

Love our latest challenge - bringing our latest meeting space alive!

Love our latest challenge …        bringing our latest meeting space alive!

 

Each day we’ll be posting an update on progress as we count down to the Festival of Thrift. Wish us luck – we’ve only got 5 days!

 

For more information on the Festival of Thrift  – log onto www.festivalofthrift.co.uk or follow us on facebook or find us on twitter @thriftfest.

 

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