Business set to move into home at NCCD

Sleaford’s National Centre for Craft and Design (NCCD) 
appears just weeks away from becoming home to an international property software business as part of a major refurbishment of the site.

An artist's impresion of the finished project.

MRI Software has announced it plans to move into the building in early October (though, does say, in light of the coronavirus, it will only do so if it is safe and in accordance with Government guidelines).

It will be taking up office space created through a £1.2 million re-vamp of the facility, which is owned by North Kesteven District Council.

MRI Software came to Sleaford when it acquired Qube Global Software in 2017 – an organisation that had been in the town since 1982.

The Sleaford team, which has been based in Westgate, is seen as a key part of the company’s UK and international operations and will continue to play a significant role delivering property software to businesses in the sector.

Regional marketing director James Lavery said: “Our move to the NCCD facility demonstrates our commitment to the town, to the county and to the talent that emerges in the region.

“We are proud of our company’s roots in Sleaford and are looking forward to being part of an important creative hub for the area.”

Council leader Coun Richard Wright said: “To be able to accommodate a business such as MRI Software that broadens the concept of creativity through digital design for the property management sector is really good for the NCCD.

“It will provide a new home for MRI Software which currently employs more than 60 people in the town and will ultimately bring further vibrancy and financial stability to the national centre.

“The wider £1.2 million project will help us to attract even more visitors to Sleaford by broadening the variety of arts and entertainment on offer and we will also create a local hub whilst still maintaining and developing the centre’s national significance. There will also be much needed conferencing facilities.

“As a council we are committed to championing the arts, something we have done for more than a quarter of a century.

All current features of the NCCD are being retained through the addition of a 200 square metre ground extension, the council notes.