Have your say on centre’s refurbishment plans

Date Published: 07 November 2018
What improvements would you make to The National Centre for Craft and Design?

North Kesteven District Council and Lincs Inspire – the contractors operating the Sleaford-based venue on behalf of the authority – want your views on the planned £1.2 million refurbishment of the centre, and are looking for innovative ways that allow visitors to connect, be creative and be inspired.


A consultation is currently under way to gather people’s views on what visitors would like to see in the space, from workshops and events, to a larger café, live performances, visual arts, digital activities, literature and creative writing and a space for artists to make their works.

The survey looks at reasons for people’s visits, what they would like to see on each floor, how important certain aspects are – such as extended or earlier opening – and the most important factors in the new, improved facility, whether it’s more creative workshop space, activities for the whole family, wider arts opportunities or high quality exhibitions.

Councillor Richard Wright, Leader of NKDC, said: “We really need your feedback on this important consultation to help shape the future of the National Centre for Craft and Design.

“Whether you’re a regular visitor or have never been at all, we want your views. We need to understand more about why you visit or what would encourage you to explore the centre.

“Please take the time to fill in the short survey. We really appreciate your time and effort in helping us to make the NCCD even better for the future.”

Sue Wells, Chief Executive for Lincs Inspire, said: “We are excited at the prospect of the proposed investment with a view to enhance the visitor experience.

“We encourage all to respond to the survey to share ideas and to give their thoughts on the opportunities to widen the offer for visitors to the National Centre for Craft and Design.”

The consultation can be accessed here. Paper copies of the consultation are available at the venue.

The deadline for feedback is Friday, November 30.

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