Expansion of a document management business in Lingfield Point | North East Real Estate News

left: Anthony May of Capita Records Management and David Swan of Mottisfont Capital

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

Capita Records Management, which provides outsourced physical records and data services to public and private sector organizations, has entered into a new lease for additional storage space at Lingfield Point.

The move will create an additional 20% of storage capacity – from 336,700 square feet to nearly 400,000 square feet – to ensure that millions of files and documents will continue to be safely stored.

Capita also occupies 42,000 square feet of office space in the business park, where it has provided pension administration services for several years.

Investing in its business management and support business at Darlington, which currently employs 200 people across its two sites, will allow Capita to increase its operational capacity to meet the demand for its services.

Anthony May, Managing Director of Capita Records Management, said: “We continue to see strong demand for our recording and data services, and our investment in expanding capacity at Lingfield Point will play a key role in growth of our business in the future. Capita is proud to reaffirm our commitment to this region and its workforce.

Lingfield Point is owned by property fund manager Frogmore and offers more than 1.3 million square feet of office and warehouse space on the 85-acre site.

Tim Allibone, Director of Asset Management for Frogmore, said: “Capita’s renewed commitment is a testament to Lingfield Point’s excellent location, on-site facilities and cost-effective accommodation.

In May, it was announced that 125 Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy positions would be transferred to Darlington, in addition to more than 1,250 employees from the Treasury and Department of International Trade, in the part of the government’s Northern Economic Campus.

David Swan, Principal of Mottisfont Capital, asset manager for Lingfield Point, said: “Darlington is currently attracting a lot of attention thanks to the North Business 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 emerge from lockdown and businesses begin to ramp up operations.”