Growing Healthy Darlington team make Beehive switch

Posted on: Wednesday 22 Mar 2017

The Growing Healthy team, which supports young people aged 0 to 19, moved into its new circa 6,000 sq ft office in Lingfield Point’s Beehive this month.

The service, which is delivered by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, oversees the district’s immunisation and screening – including measuring and weighing children in reception and year six as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.

It also gives advice on a whole range of health issues such as disability, smoking, drugs, alcohol and sex education – as well as specialist advice for families and children in care and in need of protection.

The team of 58 also offers a Health Visiting service to families with children under five, giving at-home child health reviews and new-born support.

Lingfield Point itself encourages a healthy work-life balance for the 3,000 adults working on-site, offering a free bike hire service, access to the children’s nursery and delicious lunches at Alexander MacMurray’s on-site café, canteen.

Paul Simpson, head of Growing Healthy service in Darlington, said: “We’re really happy to be moving into our lovely new offices and are looking forward to being part of this thriving community.

“This will give us a great base from which to deliver the important services we provide to families and children around Darlington.”

The commercial deal, which was brokered by Connect Property North East (CPNE), is the latest in a list of high profile moves which include Capita, Amec Foster Wheeler and The Student Loans Company.

Tim Carter, director of CPNE, said: “This is a great deal for both Lingfield Point and the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

“It’s fantastic that we are able to welcome Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to Lingfield Point. Securing this letting demonstrates the wide appeal of Lingfield Point to a variety of occupiers and is testament to all of the hard work that goes into running and maintaining this unique business location.”

The site also boasts a 24 hour on-site concierge and security service, superfast broadband connectivity and extensive car parking.

Eddie Humphries, estate manager at Lingfield Point, said: “I’m pleased to welcome the Healthy Child Service into its new office.

“I know we have great facilities here at Lingfield Point, so it’s no surprise that we have measured up to the team’s needs and been given a full bill of health!”