2013 was certainly a year to remember for us!
From the excitement surrounding AMEC‘s arrival, our partnership with Taylor Wimpey – bringing our £100million masterplan alive with the building of new homes at Millfields – to the tremendous Festival of Thrift that took place in September.
We finished with the national recognition of our Memphis Building by the British Council of Offices – phew what a year!
The Festival of Thrift forged new friendships and joined together our huge community with a spirit of make do and mend that has never been witnessed before in this country – with a whooping 27,000 people visiting us for the first time to enjoy our lovely landscape. We hope to build on this success once again in 2014.
We also continued to welcome new businesses throughout 2013 – thanks to our easy agreements with flexible space but also due to the fact that we provide something different – service with a smile and a caring touch to all that visit.
This was confirmed by the fantastic news from an independent perception survey showing that we provided 100% satisfaction to our customers – a particularly proud moment for us all.
Our partnerships in the community are critical to our success, and we welcomed Teesside University as our strategic education partner, who provided a fabulous of taster sessions to help encourage a love of learning here at Lingfield Point. Darlington train station also provided a chuffing brilliant platform for us to promote life at Lingfield.
The icing on the cake for 2013 was the recognition of the performance of our buildings.
Memphis was nationally recognised by the British Council of Offices for their ‘Test of Time’ Award putting Darlington on the UK style map yet again. Not only did it show that the 1300-plus Student Loans employees as working in the best possible surroundings but also that Lingfield Point is leading the rest of the UK when it comes to truly sustainable development and design.
We’re really proud of our relationship with customers but also of buildings – especially Lingfield House and Memphis – now a nationally recognised upcycling icon – showing that good design and upcycling can work hand in hand. A perfect backdrop to our national Festival of Thrift.
All in all, a great year but we really couldn’t do it with your support, so thank you … and here’s to 2014!