Tuebrook community hub secures £3.9m Lottery cash

The redevelopment of the Grade II-listed Andrew Carnegie Library in Tuebrook, Liverpool is one step closer following the Heritage Lottery Fund’s confirmation of £3.9m in grant funding for the project.

The HLF input will be topped up by childcare charity Lister Steps and Liverpool City Council, which in October became co-applicant for the project, which is estimated at a total cost of £4.6m – initially, the bid was for £4.1m.

Facilities at the Carnegie Community Hub will include event space, meeting rooms, hotdesking facilities, childcare facilities, heritage activities and training and volunteering opportunities. Tuebrook is among the 1% most deprived wards in the country.

The project will now proceed to tender stage, with a view to starting onsite in October 2017 and completing the following year.

The main feature of the scheme, designed by OMI Architects, is a series of insertions into the main reading rooms, creating subdivisions and taking the overall usable space from 7,800 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft.

OMI director Nick Berry said: “This is a great opportunity to bring a building which was once the cornerstone of the local community back into everyday use. This project is important to us as a further example of how radical conversion can transform a heritage building and give it new life.”

The professional team includes specialist historic biding surveyor Alan Gardner Associates and landscape architect Camlin Lonsdale.

Your Comments

Read our comments policy

Related Articles

Sign up to receive the Place Daily Briefing

Join more than 12,000 property professionals and receive your free daily round-up of built environment news direct to your inbox

Subscribe

Join more than 12,000 property professionals and sign up to receive your free daily round-up of built environment news direct to your inbox.

By subscribing, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
Would you also like to receive our free PlaceTech Weekly newsletter, covering innovation in property?*