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208, 210, 212, 216-218 Walton Breck Road and Land at rear (former 63-65 Donaldson Street)

Location

The units are situated on Walton Breck Road in the Everton Ward of the City. The properties and land are between Hartnup Street and Donaldson Street, approximately two miles from the city centre. This site is situated adjacent to Anfield Stadium in a residential area providing significant footfall to the site.

Description

The property comprises four two-story retail units, one three-storey retail unit and the cleared land to the rear of these properties. The premises are constructed of brick with a pitched slate roof. The premises at ground floor are appropriate for retail, leisure and community use and possible office use (with the exception of bookmakers). The upper floors are appropriate for similar uses as well as residential use. The land to the rear provides opportunities for car parking and servicing off street and the potential expansion of the existing premises.

The units are in an overall poor condition and require refurbishment to bring the units back in to viable use. Floor plans undertaken by the Council are available on request. Further surveys by interested parties is also recommended.

Please note properties 214 and 220 Walton Breck Road are not included.

The Council is seeking submissions from both interested parties of various residential, commercial, retail and office use. In particular the Council wishes to explore approaches from:

  • Submissions that provide new retail, leisure, community uses, and offices, at ground floor interfacing and animating Walton Breck Road.
  • Efficient use of upper floors for similar mixed uses and/or residential uses.
  • Proposals from small and independent businesses wishing to start and expand their operations.
  • Proposals to redevelop individual units or the majority of the parade.
  • High quality design and materials with key corner building providing a visual marker.
  • Utilising the site to accommodate car parking and servicing off street accessed from side streets.
  • Any new build components must respect current building scale and not exceed three storeys.
  • Development to provide suitable interface to respect the amenity of neighbouring residential properties.
  • Facilitate public realm enhancement of adjacent public footways

Site Area

The area edged red on the Site Plan is approximately 1,031sq.m, including 559sq.m of cleared and developable land to the rear. The measurements for each unit vary between approximately 101sq.m to 224sq.m. Prospective purchasers should seek specialist advice regarding surveys and valuation.

Tenure

The City Council owns the freehold to the properties and adjacent land to the rear and proposes to dispose of a long leasehold of the units Subject to Contract and City Council approval (details to be agreed with the Council if successful). The option to purchase the freehold will be available subject to successful completion of the refurbishment.

Offers

Formal written offers are sought from interested parties who are required to provide the following information;

  • Full details of the individual/company.
  • Your business plan for the next five years and evidence of funding to bring forward development.
  • Written details of your proposal for the property including plans for the refurbishment/redevelopment of the shop units, and cleared land to the rear.
  • Proposals to include details of the proposed future management arrangements.
  • A financial offer for the properties (individual units or as a whole).
  • Include details of how the proposal will positively contribute to the wider Anfield regeneration project.
  • Submission to include details of what community benefits will arise from the reinstatement of the shops including employment and training opportunities; community facilities; and how the proposal will address deprivation and inequalities.
  • Evidence of any previous refurbishment/redevelopment experience.
  • Timeframe for delivery.
  • Proposed community consultation arrangements.
  • Any other relevant information.

1) The Council is not bound to accept the highest or any offer made;

2) The Council reserves the right to shortlist the submitted offers pending future negotiation;

3) The Council reserves the right to end the tender process at any time and remove all or part of the properties from the tender at any time;

4) Shortlisted parties will be expected to complete and pass the Councils Due Diligence process;

5) Submissions should be made by email ONLY to the email address below;

Small.builds@liverpool.gov.uk

Submissions should be made by 12pm on Tuesday 1st March 2022. Any proposals submitted after 12pm on Tuesday 1st March 2022 will not be considered.

Fees

All disposals are subject to the payment of the City Councils surveyor’s fees (5%) and legal fees (4%) of the agreed premium. The successful tenant would also be required to pay the necessary fees in relation to obtain planning permission for their proposal.

Rates

Please contact 0151 233 3000 for further information on business rates or visit https://liverpool.gov.uk/business/business-rates/.

Planning

Interested parties should also make themselves aware of relevant planning policy relating to mixed-use development in this location, including the Liverpool Unitary Development Plan, Anfield – Spatial Regeneration Framework and advice at the following link:-

 

www.liverpool.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/guidance-and-policies/advice-notes/

 

The Planning Authority provide a pre-application service, details of which are on the attached link below. Any planning enquiries should be made through this process –

 

www.liverpool.gov.uk/business/planning-and-building-control/preparing-an-application/our-pre-application-service

Viewing Arrangements

Due to the condition of the premises internal viewings are restricted.

All enquiries and for further information please contact:

Email address: amy.crompton@liverpool.gov.uk

This email address is for enquiries only. Submissions should not be sent to this email address only to small.builds@liverpool.gov.uk

Telephone: 07784031132

Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH