From adversity springs opportunity, with the support of the Tees Valley Growth Fund, Hall Garth Hotel Darlington has created an excellent new hybrid working facility for the local community to access.
Operating as a hotel since the 1970’s, the manor house that stands at the heart of the hotel dates back as far as the 17th century, when the house became a commercial hotel it underwent several extensions to create large event and banqueting spaces. The hotel would regularly be full Monday – Thursday with meetings and events, however, even pre pandemic, the trend for off-site meetings was in decline and in a post pandemic world used to Zoom, it was key we needed to find a way to re-purpose some of this space.
The plan was to create a co-working business hub at Hall Garth with two key objectives:
1. To provide a new B2B facility that will benefit the local business community and provide a workspace for corporate travellers to the region.
2. To re-purpose redundant space within the business and secure or create jobs and drive revenue. The Business Hub provides a community space for professionals to work individually or as a team, host meetings and also be able to access refreshments throughout the day and have the option to include exercise as part of their work/life balance during their time with us if they choose to use the gym, golf and leisure facilities. We also offer electric charging points which, with the support of the Tees Valley Growth Fund, meant that we could complete the project during late 2021 and early 2022, this has enabled us to launch the facility to supply the demand for alternative work and meeting space for hybrid working. We are very grateful for their support throughout this project.
The Business Hub has been open for general use from Monday 21st March; the space provides individual workstations equipped with power and USB chargers, larger meeting tables and space for informal meetings. The facility is open to all on a drop-in basis initially, dining facilities are available and there is ample free on site parking.
For further details call the hotel directly on 01325 300 400.