Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson is inviting people to take part in a consultation over the future of St Luke’s, known as the bombed out church.
It follows a site survey carried out recently which identified that around £150k of urgent work is necessary to secure the building due to damage caused during winter storms, and make it ready for any further development as part of any future plans.
Mayor Anderson has confirmed that Liverpool City Council will cover the cost, but is also working with partners, such as English Heritage and the Arts Council to explore how future costs might be met.
Mayor Anderson has also re-affirmed his commitment to keep St Luke’s in public ownership, along with his desire to see the site improved and the current arts programme developed so that future generations can use the site.
The consultation, which will be launched shortly, will ask open questions about the future of St Luke’s so that nearby residents, community groups, existing Friends of St Luke’s Groups and any other interested parties in the city can contribute their own ideas about the role it should play in the life of the city. This includes the type of events that should be held in the location, how to preserve its role as a living war memorial, and what further facilities and work should carried out.
There will be a public meeting in mid to late September, the details of which will be announced in the near future.