Capita to bring 450 jobs to Darlington

Outsourcing firm to create new base at Lingfield Point business park, a former wool factory on the edge of Darlington

CHAPMAN BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY Lingfield Point, Darlington
Lingfield Point, Darlington

A business park in Darlington has signed up tenants who will bring 450 staff to one of its building.

Outsourcing firm Capita will be setting up a 42,000 sq ft base at Lingfield Point - the former Patons and Baldwins wool factory - taking the number of people working there to more than 3,000.

Eddie Humphries, estate manager at Lingfield Point, said: “Capita is a great service provider and we feel that fits hand-in-glove with our ethos of customer service - from the fabulous on-site facilities to 24-hour concierge service.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Capita. They will find everything they need on their doorstep – which is in fact why they chose to come here.”

Susan Ring, chief executive at Capita Employee Benefits, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with our decision to move our Darlington office to Lingfield Point.

“This move represents an exciting chapter for us and builds upon our centre of excellence for public sector pensions administration in Darlington, recently strengthened with the further extension of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme contract.

“We were looking to create a flagship site for our people in Darlington and Lingfield Point ticked all of the boxes.”

Lingfield Point’s owners Clearbell are also investing in The Gates shopping in Durham, which it hopes to regenerate.

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