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We are pleased to see that preparations are underway by Lindum Group on their £1.2 million project to reconfigure, extend and enhance the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford.
A safe start on site
Work on site began on Monday June 29 with fencing set up around the perimeter of the building and other preparations made ready for the start of its transformation.
The programme is anticipated to follow the scope initially set out, with completion now scheduled for May 2021. It will result in an extended café, more ground floor studio and exhibition space, more outdoor seating and will also generally open up the building to make it more accessible.
Council Leader Cllr Richard Wright, said: “After a period of unavoidable delay it is great to see work commence on this landmark project, acting as something of a beacon of hope and a sign of the emerging recovery.
“The Council’s commitment to growth and renewal of not just the economy but also our cultural, environmental and heritage assets is shown through our investment in this and many other projects, signalling our future-focus for the District.
“As soon as we are able to, we will be opening the NCCD to the public in a manner that ensures their own and the staff’s safety in accordance with latest measures and guidelines.
“Until that point and ongoing, the staff at the NCCD are doing a brilliant job a maintaining a high level of engagement by offering workshops and activities remotely via the website and Facebook.”
The social value outcomes
Because Lindum is based less than 20 miles from site, the impact this project will have on the local area is huge.
By using local suppliers and a contractor which employs local people, the council is able to ensure its investment remains in the immediate area. In fact, it is estimated that the value of this project to the local community will be around £2,228,331 - providing a significant boost to the economy at a time when this is very much needed.
Jonathan Parker, National Framework Manager at Pagabo, said: “I am so pleased to see yet another brilliant scheme come through our Medium Works framework and delighted to be continuing our great working relationship with Lindum Group.
“Despite the obvious obstacles that the coronavirus pandemic has presented to the delivery team in the initial phase of this project, its excellent to see work now commencing on site with responsible measures in place to ensure the safety and health of everyone involved.”
We are all proud to be supporting the Council in the delivery of this scheme and can’t wait to see the finished project in May 2021.
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