Records Management Firm Expanding at Lingfield Point

A national records management company is investing in the expansion of its North East operations at Lingfield Point in Darlington.

Capita Records Management, which provides outsourced physical document and data services to public and private sector organisations, has agreed a new lease for additional warehouse space at Lingfield Point.

The move will create an additional 20 per cent of warehouse capacity – up from 336,700 sq ft to almost 400,000 sq. ft – to ensure that millions of records and documents will continue to be stored safely.

Capita also occupies 42,000 sq ft of office accommodation at the business park, where it has provided pensions administration services for several years.

Investment in its Darlington business management and support activities, which currently see 200 people employed across both its sites, will enable Capita to step‐up operational capacity to meet demand for its services.

Anthony May, managing director of Capita Records Management, said: “We continue to see strong demand for our record and data services, and our investment in expanding capacity at Lingfield Point will play a key role in growing our business going forward. Capita is proud to reaffirm our commitment to this region and its workforce.”

Lingfield Point is owned by real estate fund manager Frogmore and offers more than 1.3million sq ft of office and warehouse accommodation across the 85-acre site.

Tim Allibone, director of asset management for Frogmore, said: “Capita’s renewed commitment is testament to Lingfield Point’s great location, onsite facilities and cost‐effective accommodation.”

In May it was announced that 125 roles in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be relocating to Darlington, adding to more than 1,250 staff coming from the Treasury and Department for International Trade, as part of Government’s Northern Economic Campus.

David Swan, director of Mottisfont Capital, asset manager for Lingfield Point, said: “Darlington is currently attracting a great deal of attention thanks to the Northern Economic Campus which is a fantastic opportunity for the area.

“We continue to see considerable interest from potential tenants as demand for good quality industrial and office accommodation continues, as we ease out of lockdown and businesses begin to ramp up their operations.”

The landlord was advised by connect property north-east.