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Investment continues apace at Lingfield Point »

 

DEMAND for our workspace in our neighbourhood has grown so strong that we’re investing £700,000 in further development.

Following on from our £1million infrastucture upgrade, we’re now looking to help future users of our lovely business park by redeveloping a previously unserviceable space and turning it into a car park for a further 250-plus vehicles.  This improvement will certainly make a difference when potential customers are looking for a home for their business – as well as a home for their staff.

More recent arrivals at the site have joined major customers such as Amec foster wheeler, Capita and the Student Loans Company, swelling the number of people based on site to more than 3,000.

Eddie Humphries, estate manager at Lingfield Point, said: “More and more businesses are seeing the benefits of being based here, from our convenient location, which links directly into the North East’s roads infrastructure, to the excellent onsite facilities.

Clearbell, which manages the fund that owns Lingfield Point, now plans to demolish unused buildings that were formerly part of the old Rothmans factory, freeing up 70,000sqft of space for new use.

“This is part of Clearbell’s continuing investment to developing both office and industrial provision at Lingfield Point,” said Eddie.

“We’ve recently made a £1m upgrade to our infrastructure, and this latest move is part of our plans to futureproof the site as we continue to grow.”

"Its great news to see such investment in Lingfield Point and Darlington" says David Jackson

“Its great news to see such investment at Lingfield Point” says David Jackson

David Jackson of agents Jackson and Partners said accessibility and facilities are   major deciding factors when businesses choose Lingfield Point as their base.

“Car parking is a fundamental requirement for any business, and it’s great news that Lingfield Point is making this further investment,” he said.

“The business park also has a strong commitment to supporting convenient public transport and car sharing for everyone who works here, which organisations certainly appreciate.

“Add this to Lingfield’s excellent on-site facilities – ranging from a café and nursery to access to high speed, fibre optic connectivity, the 24-hour concierge service and fantastic security – and it’s easy to see why we get so many enquiries.”

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

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

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The cycle of life with lingfield »

 

Enjoyed cycling to work yesterday with National Cycle to Work Day? We certainly did thanks to the team from Tees Valley Cycle Challenge.

Preparation for the big day got underway with support from Localmotion, Darlington’s Bike Stop and Dr Bike with Durham Police dropping in providing a valuable bike marking service to ensure that security remains high on our bike enthusiasts’ list of priorities.  Dr Bike were on hand to ensure that all cycles were in tip top condition for winter along with Localmotion promoting the benefits of cycling around Darlington’s extensive cycle network.

A great alfresco meeting with colleagues from Capita

A great alfresco meeting with colleagues from Capita

With plenty of opportunities to try out cycling, we loved the eight-seater bike and staff from Capita were quick to take their alfresco meetings on the road that took multi-tasking to a whole new level.   Capita were just one of the many of the customers supporting the Love to Ride Tees Valley Cycle Challenge, which aims to get more people cycling to work and for leisure.

Saddling up for cycling with FaulknerBrowns Architects

Saddling up for cycling with FaulknerBrowns Architects

Lingfield Point’s neighbourhood is the ideal place to promote cycling as it links up to the town-wide cycle network.  Customers can take advantage of our free bike hire service – offering a range of Claud Butler bikes to encourage the use of the network.  The bike hire service is one of many sustainable initiatives now in place around our environmentally-conscious community and adds to the well-used on-site bus service and the recently launched FAXI car sharing service.

Free bike hire makes life at lingfield easy

Free bike hire makes life at lingfield easy

With over 60 businesses now based at our busy business park in Darlington that offers office and industrial space to let – we’re not surprised that our sustainable initiatives are so well used.

Eddie Humphries, Estate Manager of Lingfield Point said: “It’s great to have taken part in the cycling challenge again this year it’s fun and there are the obvious health benefits too as our Head of Marketing, Sara Williams, found out.

“We don’t just pay lip service to sustainable transport, we have a regular bus service to site and earlier this year launched our Faxi car sharing service, for those who want to help reduce carbon emissions by sharing the journey to work.”

Claire Leman, Challenge Manager of Love to Ride Tees Valley, said: “We have a number of bikes to give away as part of the Challenge which rolls our across the Tees Valley – and we really hope the folks from Lingfield Point will take part.

“All they have to do for a chance to win is register on the website and use our app to record they cycle rides.”

*Anyone interested can register at  lovetoride.net/teesvalley?locale=en-GB and get the app at:  www.lovetoride.net/global/pages/smartphone_app

 

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

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Keeping our customers safe – continued investment in service »

 

Our customers’s safety and security has always been our number one priority and promise.   We’re delivering on this promise through a significant upgrade to our security systems, ensuring we always provide a welcoming and secure neighbourhood for our colleagues and visitors to our 90-acre business park.

Our office and industrial space in Darlington is carefully looked after by our 24/7 concierge team – always keeping a watchful eye on our busy site – and now a five figure make-over of the CCTV and automatic number plate recognition systems – means even more peace of mind for our 3,000 friends and colleagues.

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With a round-the-clock workforce now based around our neighbourhood, the concierge team has a busy job looking out for the 60+ businesses based in our fast moving environment.

Now investment in new technology means the team is able to keep up with the ever-increasing pace of life at Lingfield. High definition mega pixel cameras have been installed along with new software which makes the systems faster, more agile and easier to use.

The work was carried out by Darlington-based fire and security installers, AEL and managing director Lee Willis said he was delighted to have been awarded the contract.

“As one of the premier security systems firms in the North East it’s good to work with companies who understand the real benefits of this state-of-the-art technology and who are prepared to invest in it,” he said.

Eddie Humphries, estate manager, said: “Our unique concierge team ensures a safe and welcoming environment for our customers. We provide a service that is second to none and we want to keep it that way. As this investment shows we are continually investing in improving our security systems and ways of monitoring on site activities – customers are able to put it to the back of their minds and go about their daily business.”

Jonathan Simpson, of agents Connect Property North East, said: “Top class security managed by concierge – along with accessibility and the availability of high speed internet connectivity – are must-haves for businesses looking for commercial premises and Lingfield Point has all three.”

 

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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.

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Making Lingfield House a home »

 

MORE thriving companies have moved into our beautiful centrepiece Lingfield House after a surge in demand.

Our favourite hobby will always be getting to know new friends and colleagues – especially when they take the form of new customers.  Our beautifully regenerated art deco building, Lingfield House, has welcomed Healthfield Multi Academy Trust and Tensor Marketing – part of the Easy Life Group – who have both taken up residence in our stunning offices.

Heathfield Multi Academy Trust is made up of several primary schools which work together to get the best value for those involved.

Heather Ferguson, Director of Operations, said: “The Trust is a ‘strength in numbers collaboration.  We are able to share the work and the resource in finance, health and safety and human relations which frees up the time of the head teachers to concentrate on the teaching and learning experience.
“We also look after data analysis and pupil tracking so connectivity and accessibility were two things that were vital to us. Lingfield Point is in a central location, is easy to get to and has 100Mb broadband – so ticked all the boxes.”

Welcoming our latest customer - Tensor Marketing

Welcoming our latest customer – Tensor Marketing

Jen Boyle, senior operations manager at Tensor Marketing, said: “We are starting a new chapter at Tensor and were looking for quality office space that reflects our culture change.
“Lingfield Point offered just what we wanted, with access to meeting rooms, and of course, help on hand at all times from the exclusive concierge service in Lingfield House.”

Eddie Humphries, estate manager at Lingfield Point, said: “We are being inundated with inquiries and with more businesses joining our community, a friendly neighbourhood is really starting to emerge. “Our ‘Lingfield Life’ ethos and programme of activities are an added bonus to our excellent on-site facilities from our deli café and the Little Lingfields nursery to access to fast fibre-optic connectivity, extensive CCTV and 24 hour security.”

Tim Carter, of agents Connect Property North East, said: “Businesses like the Schools Trust and Tensor Marketing are able to plug straight in at Lingfield Point and just get on with doing what they do.

“The office space package at Lingfield House are excellent for start-up and small businesses – flexible agreements, high speed broadband, access to exclusive meeting space, on-site facilities and the support of the unique concierge service.

“Business parks with the facilities that Lingfield Point has are very few and far between not only in the North East but across the UK and are being snapped up.”

For more information on how you can enjoy a taste of life at lingfield with office space available from 540sqft+, contact our leasing friends,

David Jackson, Jackson & Partners, 01325 352461 or Tim Carter from Connect Property NE on 01642 602001

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A great way to spend a day »

 
This year’s Tees Valley Business Summit has been hailed as the most successful yet and we couldn’t agree more!

Now in its fifth year, the event welcomed more than 700 delegates and 106 exhibitors on the day.

We’re pleased to sponsor such a busy, vibrant gathering organised by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and BE Group. The positive atmosphere of the day reflects our firm belief that the Tees Valley will continue to prosper, and that it’s the perfect place to do business.  This follows an already very successful year for us as we’ve been over the moon with soaring demand for our office and warehousing space.

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We’ve been really impressed by the quality of the networking opportunities and the calibre of businesses taking part over the years and is a key date in our calendar – we love reaching out to regional businesses, it’s the perfect way to look at ways of working together.  We think its a great way of meeting key contacts that support business growth in the region alongside customers of today – and tomorrow.

We’re thrilled to have played a key role in the summit’s success this year, helping it to be even bigger and better than before. Exhibitors and visitors enjoyed practical seminars, useful workshops and excellent networking opportunities – and our very special honey made by our bees especially for the day.  Anyone visiting our exhibition experienced a taste of life at Lingfield with our bikes, beehives and even honey on show!

For more information on how you can enjoy a taste of life at lingfield with office space available from 540sqft+, contact our leasing friends,

David Jackson, Jackson & Partners, 01325 352461 or Tim Carter from Connect Property NE on 01642 602001

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Our car share is miles better! »

 

IF you want to share your commute with people who work at the same place as you – why not call a Faxi?

Our neighbourhood has around 3,000 people working in office and industrial space at Lingfield Point, Darlington and – as a business always at the forefront of smart thinking – we’ve signed up for an online car sharing scheme to make it easier to link up with people making the same journey.

The idea of the journey-share website is to get a group of ‘friends’ acting as a taxi service to create ‘Faxi’ journeys – to save the environment and cash for the users.

Launching the initiative, our very own Eddie Humphries, said: “Sharing a commute with friends seems obvious – the difference is that Faxi puts together friends who just haven’t met yet!”

Lingfield Point – which already provides excellent cycle and public transport links – is working with Darlington Borough Council and Local Motion on the project which aims to help at least ten percent of the employees on site.  The launch of the car share scheme follows a recent survey by the council which found that nearly half of those asked at Lingfield Point said they would register for a car sharing scheme if one was offered. The survey also found that 61 percent of employees on-site currently drive to work alone, 79 percent chose their travel mode based on convenience and 28 percent on cost.

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The Faxi website allows customers at Lingfield Point to access like-mined people from a range of businesses across the 90 acre site.

Alex Kay, Sustainable Transport Officer at Darlington Borough Council, said: “Lingfield Point has huge potential for employees to travel more sustainably.

“With hundreds of people driving to the same place each day at roughly the same time, it makes sense to reduce the number of cars filing up the site and roads on a daily basis.

“From the 547 employees who took part nearly half said they would register for a car sharing scheme. The survey revealed many will look at their drive to work and think about possible savings. We’re pleased to be working with Lingfield Point on this exciting new scheme.”

Eddie said: “The survey clearly showed that many employees like the idea of car sharing and we felt it was important to offer this great service to our customers, and to do so in an easy, convenient way.

“The new Faxi platform is simple to use and accessible on the go via smartphone. Journey sharing can help to lower fuel bills, reduce wear and tear on vehicles and lower emissions – so everyone benefits.

“Here at Lingfield Point we offer the very best service to businesses such as 100Mb broadband, a 24/7 concierge service, great public transport links and excellent amenities. We’re confident that good businesses feel at home at Lingfield Point and we’re delighted to launch this exciting new service.”

*The scheme is part of the Council’s Local Motion Project, which is funded by the Department for Transport.

 

For more information on life at Lingfield Point or you fancy making Lingfield Point your home for business, feel free to contact us the management team on 01325 486846

or call our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson, Jackson & Partners, 01325 352461 or Tim Carter from Connect Property NE on 01642 602001

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Tees Valley Business Summit announced »

 

The fifth annual Tees Valley Business Summit is gearing up to be the best yet, and we can’t wait to be involved again.  

Organisers, Tees Valley Unlimited, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley and Tees Valley Business Compass expect to exceed last year’s event with over 700 delegates and 100 exhibitors attending the hugely successful event in 2015.

Taking place on Tuesday 5th July 2016 at the Olympia Building, Teesside University, the Tees Valley Business Summit is free to attend and features practical seminars, inspirational workshops, one-to-one advice meetings and networking opportunities.

Paul Booth, Chairman of Tees Valley Unlimited, said:  “This is the biggest and best business networking event in the Tees Valley and it is growing every year.

“It is so important that businesses have the opportunity to come together to listen and learn at the seminars and workshops and also to make invaluable contacts to support other local organisations and gain valuable new clients and customers.”

Lingfield Point exhibited at Tees Valley Business Summit for the first time in 2015 and were amazed at the quality and calibre of contacts made.  We were able to give a taste of lingfield life with bikes, beehives and even cupcakes from our cafe that sits alongside our available office and warehousing space in Darlington.  

Great faciliies await new businesses at Lingfield Point

Great facilities await businesses at Lingfield Point, Darlington

The whole day provided us with time to assess and reflect on how the Tees Valley continues to grow and react to emerging markets, understand wider regional and national economic trends, but also enabled us to strengthen our own development plans – in line with the strategic ambition of the whole region.

We’ve been so impressed we have become more actively involved in 2016 and would recommend that any business that does business in the Tees Valley attend – its time well-spent.

To book your place at this must-attend regional event, log onto http://www.teesvalleysummit.co.uk/

 

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Award-winning space for award-winning customers »

 

We’re proud to be home to over 60 businesses around our neighbourhood – in a variety of shapes and sizes – all enjoying unique business space in Darlington. 

We’re even more proud of our customers – friends and colleagues – especially when they get the recognition they deserve for their ingenious quality of service and unique approach to customer care that resonates across our neighbourhood. 

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One very special company is our Lingfield House-based customer – Home Instead Senior Care – who is celebrating having received the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

The UK’s No 1 homecare provider and No 1 homecare franchisor is proud to announce it has received the Queen’s Award for Innovation. The Queen’s Award is hugely prestigious and honours the blueprint for care the brand has created, a bespoke model that delivers dignified, quality care in the home for older people. The award from the monarch pays testimony to Home Instead’s relationship-led approach, which includes:

  • Homecare visits that typically last a minimum of one hour or longer.
  • A focus on the value of companionship and trips out alongside practical help with bathing and meal preparation.
  • CAREGivers and clients matched according to common hobbies and interests.

Co-founders Sam and Trevor Brocklebank brought the Home Instead ethos to the UK after experiencing poor care when Trevor’s grandfather Frank needed support. They knew there had to be a better way for an ageing population to receive care, a way to provide a quality experience that helps older people continue to live happily and healthily in the comfort of their own homes as long as possible.

The Queen’s Award recognises the growth of Home Instead – from the pilot office set up in 2005 by the Brocklebanks – to a robust network of 175 offices across the UK. The brand is made up of a family of business owners who are united in its mission: to change the face of ageing.

Today, almost 8,000 people are employed across the national operation giving care and companionship to 8,000 elderly clients.

Trevor Brocklebank, Chief Executive, said: “We are very proud of the difference the ‘Home Instead Way’ has made to older people’s lives and their families in turn over the last decade, a standard of care we believe truly honours the memory of my late grandfather.

“On behalf of our network, we are honoured to receive the Queen’s Award, the pinnacle of business achievement in the UK. Together we provide five million hours of relationship-led homecare each year. We couldn’t do this without our dedicated army of CAREGivers on the ground. This award pays testimony to their devotion to realising our mission and I thank them whole-heartedly for their commitment.”

We’re proud to be home to Home Instead Senior Care – joining so many other award-winning businesses across our neighbourhood.

 

To find out how you can 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 for more information.

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Para-Sols puts competitors in the shade »

 

HUGE congratulations to Para-Sols – another of Lingfield Point’s customers that’s achieving great things.

The company is doubling its base at the best postcode in town, moving from 500 sqft to 1,000 sqft at our award-winning business park and director Cathi Harrison says further growth is planned within the next year or two. It’s the third of our amazing office spaces Para-Sols has moved into and the team love working within our flagship art deco centrepiece Lingfield House so much their colleagues in Leeds will soon be joining them.

Para-Sol director Cathi Harrison and Eddie Humphries, Estate Manager at Lingfield Point in Darlington. Para-Sol has doubled the size of its office space and is planning further growth. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

Cathi said running a business at Lingfield Point was “brilliant” as it has enabled Para-Sols to grow the team and to only take on extra office space as and when they need it. That’s due to the flexible service and fantastic amenities we pride ourselves on.

Businesses moving to Lingfield Point join a thriving business community and a great environment – they 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 and give them what they want and with office and industrial space space available in Darlington from 200 sqft through to 100,000 sqft and above we have a home for every shape and size.  It’s always great to celebrate business growth, especially when we know we played a part in that success in the shape of our fabulous broadband connectivity – essential for today’s businesses – our 24 hour on-site concierge and security service and our extensive free car parking.

Lingfield Point also has excellent road and rail links which means the rest of the UK is within easy reach.

Make your business feel at home at Lingfield Point – with office space available from 250 sqft through to 50,000 sqft, including Beehive, our super-stylish office space that recently underwent a full make-over to ensure it is even more appealing.

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 for more information.

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