Posted On February 14th, 2013
Everything Everywhere (The combined company of Orange & T-Mobile UK) wants to demolish four buildings at its existing call centre, in Darlington, and create one larger property to house its existing 2000 staff and create even more jobs in The North East. EE is already Darlington's biggest employer and comes after years of concern that the company would eventually look to offshore all its activities predominantly in The Philippines.
Councillor Bill Dixon, leader of Darlington Borough Council, said 'EE are a quality company that we are proud to have in the borough.
It said: 'We want to provide a high quality, flexible and modern call centre, that will remain a sensitive and considered addition to the character of the existing EE Darlington campus..
'The intention is for the two buildings to operate as one holistic building and merge into a large single call centre.
'Together, the buildings will provide 13,200sq metres over two storeys and 990 car parking spaces.'
The proposals have been submitted to Darlington Borough Council's planning department and a decision is expected later this year Everything Everywhere are one of the UK's largest users of call centre agents both in captive UK based call centres and through partnerships with outsourcing companies in Asia. This news must come as a major boost to the Darlington economy