St Luke’s Church - expressions of interest sought

We're inviting expressions of interest from parties who wish to enter into a lease to occupy and operate St Luke’s Church and gardens.

We want to secure a long term, sustainable future for the church. To this end we recently undertaken a public consultation exercise and are currently joint funding a programme of structural works (in partnership with Historic England).

The appointment of a suitable leaseholder to occupy and operate the church and gardens will be the crucial final step to securing a sustainable future for St Luke's.

How do I express an interest?

In the first instance, please email by 4pm on Monday 7th March to confirm that you will be submitting an expression of interest. You will then be invited to visit the premises during March 2016.

To then write your submission in full, please read the expressions of interest guidance document below. The guidance also gives details of the property and useful information for prospective leaseholders. 

You may also like to read the other useful documents posted at the bottom of this page.

Once you have completed your submission, please send three hard copies and one electronic copy (either by email or on a CD) by 4pm on Friday 27th May 2016 to:

Mrs Melanie Lamb
Regeneration and Employment Directorate
Liverpool City Council
Cunard Building
Water Street
L3 1DS

What happens next?

The schedule below outlines the process we will follow.

February:  Expression of interest process opens.
March 7th: Deadline for parties to confirm their intent to express an interest.
March: Site visits for interested parties (dates and arrangements to be confirmed).
April: Phase 2 works commence (eight months duration).
May 27th: Deadline for submissions.
June: Evaluation of submissions (including interviews if appropriate).
July: Selection of successful submission.
August: Lease signed and Open Space Notice published.
November: Phase 2 complete.
December: Re-opens to the public.

Useful documents