Community Asset Transfer Sites
The following assets have been approved by cabinet to be included in the first phase of the CAT programme. However, if there is a specific Council owned property/land an eligible group are interested in, they can send the details to the below email address and a council officer will carry out the necessary due diligence to determine if the asset is eligible to be within the CAT programme.
1. Land at Mulgrave Street, L8
2. Monument Place Public Conveniences, L3
3. Adlam Park Sports Pavilion, L10
4. Land at Jubilee Drive, L7
Liverpool City Council is offering this unique opportunity to acquire a Council asset via leases under the Community Use and Asset Transfer Policy (CAT). The Community Use and Asset Transfer policy was approved by cabinet on 24 June 2022. The policy seeks to provide clarity for council officers, members and the third sector about the council’s approach to community transfers.
The aim of the policy is to support the third sector to ensure all proposals for Community Transfer help to deliver the Councils overall vision for Liverpool – in line with the objectives of the Council Plan and the City Plan. This includes the need to deliver against the Mayor’s ‘triple local’ – which makes social value, environmental impact and equality and inclusion central to all council decisions. The Council recognise that no single organisation is able to bring about the necessary transformative change in areas of the city. Partners, including communities, can work together better – combining their resources and aligning public service delivery, in pursuit of shared aims and outcomes.
The Council wants to help third sector groups whose primary purpose in using a council asset is to offer Liverpool residents social, community, culture and/or environmental benefits. Therefore, it is fully committed to supporting local communities who have bold and innovative ideas for using buildings and space differently, or for ensuring that much loved community services can thrive.
All information on the policy including eligibility, application process, evaluation process, community benefit criteria etc can be found on the designated Community Asset Transfer page here - liverpool.gov.uk/cat
The following assets have been approved by cabinet to be included in the first phase of the CAT programme.
- Land at Mulgrave Street, L8 – approx. 180sq.m grassed land
- Monument Place Public Conveniences, L3 – purpose build hexanol single storey purpose-built structure. Approx. 128sq.m
- Adlam Park Sports Pavilion, Adlam Park, L10 – Purpose built single storey building on hardstanding floor incorporating changing rooms, showers, toilets, games room and office. Approx. 249sq.m
- Land on Jubilee Drive, L7 – approx. 164sq.m vacant grassed land between two residential houses enclosed by a brick wall and metal fencing
Land at Mulgrave Street, L8 – approx. 180sq.m grassed land Monument Place Public Conveniences, L3 – purpose build hexanol single storey purpose-built structure. Approx. 128sq.m Adlam Park Sports Pavilion, Adlam Park, L10 – Purpose built single storey building on hardstanding floor incorporating changing rooms, showers, toilets, games room and office. Approx. 249sq.m Land on Jubilee Drive, L7 – approx. 164sq.m vacant grassed land between two residential houses enclosed by a brick wall and metal fencing
The City Council owns the freehold of the assets and would consider disposing of a 10-year lease to successful applicants subject to specific terms to be agreed. The disposal will be Subject to Contract and City Council approval. Interested parties should submit their Expressions of Interest as per the application process on the above CAT website.
The CAT application process is as follows;
- Group completes and submits Expression of Interest (EOI)
- EOI assessed by CAT working group and recommendation made to Community Asset Panel
- The Community Asset Panel will make a decision to either endorse the application or reject it. If the EOI is rejected, the working group will provide feedback and invite the group to resubmit their EOI (resubmissions will only be allowed once)
- If the EOI has been endorsed by the panel the group will be invited to prepare a business plan.
- Business plan completed and submitted by group
- Working group will assess the business plan and put forward their recommendation to the Community Asset Panel.
- The Community Asset Panel will make a decision to either endorse the business plan or reject it. If the business plan is rejected, the working group will provide feedback and invite the group to resubmit their business plan (resubmissions will only be allowed once)
- If the business plan is endorsed the group will be offered Heads of Terms for the lease. The Heads of Terms letter will include a long stop date by which the exchange of contracts and complete of the Asset Transfer must take plane, and detailed contracts will be issues. The group will be expected to engage relevant professional advisor to complete the Asset Transfer.
- Completion of transfer – on completion of contracts the Asset will be handed over to the community group in accordance with the contract provisions.
The Expression of Interest submission link and all templates to support applications can be found on the CAT webpage here - liverpool.gov.uk/cat
All Community Asset Transfer are subject to the payment of the City Councils surveyor’s fees of £2,000 and legal fees of £3,000. These fees are non-negotiable.
Please contact 0151 233 3000 for further information on business rates or visit https://liverpool.gov.uk/business/business-rates/.
The purpose of the CAT programme is to promote the provision of Community uses only.
Interested parties should make themselves aware of relevant planning policy relating to their proposal for this asset, including the Liverpool Local Plan 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
All information on the Community Asset Transfer Programme can be found on the webpage above.
If you have any other queries relating to this programme that you cannot find answers for on the webpage, please contact: CAT@Liverpool.gov.uk