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Carnegie Library

Sefton Council is advertising for rental offers for a leasehold interest in Carnegie Library, Crosby.

 Sefton recognises the importance of the Grade II listed building and is advertising it again to try and identify the right opportunity that benefits the community and local residents.

 Regenerus had previously expressed an interest in operating the College Road building, but earlier this year they informed Sefton Council and withdrew their offer after being unsuccessful in a Heritage Lottery bid.

 The building is now being advertised by way of informal tender with a closing date for receipt of tenders of January 19, 2018. Any offers for the building will be evaluated and then reported to Cabinet Member to approve any preferred bidder.

 Cllr Paulette Lappin, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, said: “This is a valued asset for both the Council and the local community and its heritage status is widely recognised.

 “As a result, we are endeavouring to identify the most appropriate long term use for the building and hope community groups and enterprises really consider this.

 “We believe a renewed tender process will offer the Council exposure to a greater range of options to consider for the benefit of the wider community.”

 Tender details are available from Sefton Council’s Property and Facilities Management Team, Third Floor, Magdalen House, 30 Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 3NJ, by calling 0151 934 3254 or by emailing mark.litherland@sefton.gov.uk.

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