Sleaford Station offices now open

Posted on by John Cronin

Converted offices within a converted Lincolnshire train station have been officially opened by the local council and are now available for start-up businesses.

Sleaford Station officesAn empty part of Sleaford train station (pictured) that had been boarded-up for several years has now undergone an 8-month, £125,000 refurbishment scheme to create 8 self-contained offices.

The scheme was officially opened last Friday by North Kesteven District Council Leader Councillor Mrs Marion Brighton, OBE. The council has signed a 15-year lease on the 2,000 sq ft listed building, owned by Network Rail.

The speculative scheme, known as the Sleaford Station Business Centre, is being primarily aimed at start-up businesses. The office suites range in size from 97 sq ft to 883 sq ft and have a rental price of £10 / sq ft. Flexible lease arrangements are available. Enquiries from potential tenants have been received and an initial letting is expected in the near future.

The scheme is part of the wider Sleaford Masterplan which aims to encourage investment and economic growth in the town. Cllr Mrs Brighton said: “The railway station is an important building, at a gateway to Sleaford. For too long it has been an eyesore”. She goes on to say: “We can only hope that as tenants move in to these useful and attractive workspaces, they enjoy every prosperity and success.”

The construction work was undertaken by Taylor Pearson who were awarded the contract in autumn 2010. Marketing agents are Hodgson Elkington.

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