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Hunt begins for Carnegie Community Hub architect

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Children’s charity Lister Steps is on the lookout for an architect to transform a disused Grade II-listed library into a new Carnegie Community Hub in Tuebrook, Liverpool

Planned to complete in 2017, the £2 million project will restore the decaying structure which opened to the public in 1905 and closed just over a century later.

Donated by Scottish American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the Lister Drive library was designed by Liverpool city surveyor Thomas Shelmerdine.

The library was one of several facilities donated to Liverpool by Carnegie at the turn of the last century.

The Lister Drive Library has suffered from wet and dry rot following its closure in 2006 when problems with the building started to emerge.

Set up 18 years ago, the Lister Steps charity provides childcare services and is currently based in a series of Portakabins.

The winning team will prepare a full schedule of works and detailed specification for repair and refurbishment of the listed structure.

An application for planning permission and listed building consent is also required under the £100,000 contract.

The deadline for requests to participate is 12 March.

How to apply

View the tender notice for more information

Contact details

John Boulby
Lister Steps
Old School Building,
Lister Drive
L13 7HH

Tel: +44 1512541394
Email: tender@listerstepshub.co.uk



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