Immersive learning specialist Luminous XR is creating ten jobs as it expands and moves to larger premises.

After winning a multi-million pound contract from a large Middle East oil provider, the Newcastle-based company will boost its workforce with new roles mainly in development, as it moves to a new location, close to its current home at the Toffee Factory.

Following 11 successful years based at the Toffee Factory, the business is now moving to a 2,430 sq ft office space at Upper Steenbergs, Ouseburn, as it marks its 20th year in business.

Luminous XR started life under another name as a 3D mapping startup for the construction sector. More than a decade later in 2016, it began deploying its 3D modelling technology to the augmented and virtual reality spaces.

The Luminous XR teamThe Luminous XR team (Image: Luminous XR)

Today, it provides developers with the tools and infrastructure to create and develop virtual training programmes, working with clients primarily in the energy, manufacturing and industrial sectors.

It comes just days after the innovative company was named as winner in the Best Manufacturing, Industrial & Construction Solution category at the prestigious XR Awards which recognise new and established firms developing transformative and immersive technologies for the workplace.

Luminous XR CEO Ben Bennett said: “This is a very exciting time as we prepare to grow our talented team further, creating jobs as we build our customer portfolio across the world. Our passion for learning and growth fuels our innovative approach to XR training and we are keen to develop further robust solutions.

  • If you want more business content and insight - backed by our commitment to help the North East grow - sign up for £4 for 4 months, right through the General Election and beyond . Just CLICK HERE

“It’s fantastic to have won the XR Award, this is wonderful recognition for the whole team and a testament to all their rigour, hard work, expertise and creative innovation.”

The firm is also gearing up to launch its latest tool - a content creation tool called FLOW - later this summer. This will give creators, developers and other customers an efficient way to create immersive virtual reality training content without the need to write code.

Mr Bennett added:  "This is all thanks to the hard work, research and development by our talented and committed team to ensure a high quality product with seamless application, matched with our drive to continually push the boundaries of possibility.”