Dissington Hall is a family-ran Rural Enterprise Hub, near Ponteland and Newcastle Upon Tyne
Dissington Hall is an Enterprise Hub in Northumberland, close to Newcastle Upon Tyne. The Hall is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion, designed by William Newton and built in 1797 by Edward Collingwood.
It is a privately owned hub and the operation is managed by the owners. It is considered a Hive hub and has tenants involved in insurance, web design, software development and interior design for example. There are impressive landscaped grounds and it is in close vicinity to an international airport and major road. The Hall still has the feeling of tranquillity and isolation despite its connectivity and the managers use this in their marketing and branding strategies.
Prior to becoming a hub, the Hall was a wedding venue business. The managers began hiring spaces out as meeting rooms or conferencing facilities on an ad hoc basis and steadily transitioned away from weddings and towards being a hub, with their first permanent tenant arriving in 2008. A grant in 2008 helped bring the first floor into use as offices and another in 2014 allowed the second floor, derelict since WWII, to become office accommodation.