Preliminary market research and business planning has been carried out by Pulse Regeneration. This has indicated strong demand for use of the space by a wide range of potential users. Subject to the exceptional costs of conserving and converting the building being covered by appropriate levels of grant assistance, the business plan indicates a viable business case for the on-going operation of the building.
Following several years work Dingle 2000 now want to select an operator who can help them develop and deliver their vision. This is to create a flexible, multipurpose venue capable of holding a wide range of events, making an important new contribution to Liverpool’s vibrant and growing visitor economy, and bringing people, investment and jobs into the local area.
The present proposals are based on detailed discussions with planning and conservation officers. A full planning application is due to be submitted as part of the HLF Enterprise Grant scheme.