Many of you will be familiar with Rockliffe Hall- the Darlington resort synonymous with 5* luxury. Since its inception in 2008, our team here at Endeavour Partnership has had a proud involvement with the 5* resort working with the directors pre-opening and beyond.
Behind the glamour of the award-winning hotel, restaurants, golf course and spa, Endeavour Partnership’s team has been involved in ensuring that the resort meets the strictest guidelines and is in the best possible position to allow it to continually grow, provide opportunities for the local workforce and put the North East on the map- something it continually strives to do.
As the North East’s go-to solicitors for a wide range of issues in sectors including leisure, agriculture, education, construction, healthcare, retail, IT, start-ups and more, we have been responsible for assisting with various aspects relating to Rockliffe Hall.
Our experts worked on establishing the original company set up to run the whole of the resort, taking in some 375 acres in total and including the PGA golf course and Clubhouse, the multi-award-winning spa, the bedrooms and suites, the two restaurants and the residential elements located on site.
Endeavour Partnership’s commercial property team worked closely with owner, Steve Gibson, and chairman, Warwick Brindle, instructing on the acquisition of the 375-acre site and then also on further land surrounding the resort, including Middlesbrough FC’s training ground at Rockliffe Park.
Following this, we were also involved in the planning agreements and other statutory arrangements with Darlington Borough Council and various other bodies.
Simon Wake, partner at Endeavour Partnership, said: “With a property as high profile and successful Rockliffe Hall, there are many and varied issues that must be continually reviewed. The management team there work to the very highest standards in their industry to ensure every aspect is adhered to so our involvement has covered a host of areas.
“To have been involved with the team at Rockliffe Hall from its inception has been an exceptionally interesting process. It has been incredible to see how the business has grown and developed thanks to its dedicated and professional team.”
Chairman, Warwick Brindle, added: “From the very start, Rockliffe Hall has always worked with other North East-based businesses and Endeavour Partnership provided an exemplary, no-nonsense service that made our development efficient. The team’s varying areas of expertise also proved invaluable as they really understood the scale of our project and various needs.”