Doxford Park is a 125 acre business park that was designated an Enterprise Zone in 1990 in response to the decline of ship building and coal mining industries in the North East. Previously a Greenfield site, Doxford Park contains 1,350,000 sq ft (125,000 m2). (125,000 sq.m.) of high specification offices, with a private sector investment of around £200 million. The first buildings were completed in 1992, providing accommodation for a range of new employment opportunities that have played a key role in the regeneration of the City of Sunderland.
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Doxford Park is now one of the UK's main locations for coroprate headquaters for customer service and finance businesses. One international business located in Doxford Park is T-Mobile who have a customer support centre which employs approximately 1,000 people. Around 8,000 people are now employed by a range of blue chip companies. City of Sunderland College offers specialist training courses at Doxford Park, known as the North East Contact Centre Academy. Training is provided onsite in customer service, call handling and line management.
Companies with offices at Doxford International Business Park include 2Touch, Arriva, Barclays, Bowmer & Kirkland, EDF Energy, Gentoo, HP Enterprise Services UK, Manitowoc Cranes Group, More Than, Nike UK, Northern Gas Networks, UK Asset Resolution Ltd and Wilcomm Homes. Overall, Doxford Park is one of the main hubs for business needs in the UK.
Doxford Park will also be the site of the recently announced £11.6 million Gentoo retirement village in Sunderland.
The award winning steel sculpture Quintesection (pictured below) stands at the entrance to Doxford Park. It is an icon of the North East of England and is based upon a cross section of an ocean liner, representitive of the 700-year shipbuilding legacy of the North East of England. The Quintesection was awarded the Royal British Society of Sculptors the Sir Otto Beit Award for the most outstanding public sculpture, worldwide, for the year 1993/94.
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