A leading letting agency is following in the footsteps of singing sensations Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdink following the official opening of its new Darlington head office.
My Property Box has invested in its new 2,500 sq ft premises on Grange Road which, during much of the 1960’s, was famous throughout the region as the home of the La Bamba Club and casino.
The innovative letting agency is targeting continued expansion with its acquisition of the building – which, as well as Jones and Humperdink, also played host to such stars as Shirley Bassey, Billy Fury, The Animals, Gene Pitney and PJ Proby. The club, famous for its superior sprung dance floor, opened in May 1963 but failed to reopen its doors following a devastating fire in the summer of 1968.
My Property Box previously operated out of Business Central but has now purchased the town centre property following a period of growth resulting in the need for more office space.
The new head office was officially opened by Cllr Heather Scott, leader of Darlington Council.
My Property Box, which was established in 2012, is an innovative letting agency covering the North East, which delivers a range of letting services, including a bespoke digital platform for landlords as well as a mobile app for tenants.
The company currently employs 16 staff and is now expecting to increase its headcount and geographical reach throughout Tees Valley and the wider North East, following its latest expansion.
Managing director Ben Quaintrell said: “We have enjoyed a prolonged period of growth and positivity, which has facilitated this latest expansion.
“The move to an office right at the heart of Darlington’s town centre presents us with an ideal location that will set My Property Box up for further success.
“I am grateful to Cllr Scott for officially opening our new head office, which marks a significant milestone in our relatively short history.
“We are now looking forward to building on this positivity and to further expand the business throughout the North East.”
Cllr Scott added: “I am delighted to welcome a new independent business to the Imperial Quarter.
“We regard this area as a very important asset to the regeneration of the Town centre and hope this will encourage more small businesses to locate here.”