Published: 21st Mar 2019

The former Andrew Carnegie Library in Tuebrook, Liverpool, will be given a new lease of life thanks to a £3.9m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Grade II Listed building was derelict until 2012 when community-based childcare charity Lister Steps were selected to take on the building and develop their service. The charity will move its child care services into the building on a long lease from the council, creating six new jobs and training opportunities, hosting a raft of facilities including a licensed café, an events space, a healthy food takeaway, a co-working space and facilities to help local people socialise, learn new skills and hobbies. Liverpool City Council, which owns the building and is contributing £500,000 to the scheme, has appointed specialist contractors HH Smith & Sons Ltd to undertake the 12-month restoration, beginning on Monday, April 1. HH Smith has carried out a great number of restoration … (To read the full article, subscribe below)