Krol Corlett is delighted to announce its collaboration with Tiber Community to deliver a new £3.5 million sports pavilion in the city of Liverpool’s L8/Toxteth area. 


The funding will be allocated to the ongoing development of Tiber Football Centre, which will include the addition of changing rooms, educational facilities, a café, function suite, as well as an outdoor events space. Simon Krol, Director at Krol Corlett says,

We are proud to be working with Tiber to create these additional facilities as part of their larger goals to invest in the area. It is an incredibly fulfilling project to be a part of, and we are enthusiastic to play our part in the area’s regeneration.”

Tiber Community Building is a registered charity in L8 that seeks to secure the rights to vacant buildings and spaces in the area and renovate them for productive use by the community. This involves renewing and refurbishing derelict plots, benefiting locals by creating accessible, state-of-the-art amenities as positive benchmarks for locals in the community.

The charity is managed by members of Tiber Young People’s Steering Group (TYPSG), a consisting of young people aged 14 to 18 from the area. Its involvement with young people promotes a positive attachment between young people and the community, providing them with a comprehensive skillset spanning leadership and enterprise skills as well as knowledge and experience, influencing them to be positive role models for others in the community.

The space was previously home to Tiber Street County Primary school, which was built in 1904 and demolished in 1999, leaving behind 5 acres of land that has been vacant since. Tiber acquired the land from the council for the intended use of creating community facilities for sport, education and or cultural purposes. The funding will be used to breathe life into the space, restoring it to be a lively hub for the community once again.

Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside, Kim Johnson, said:

“I am delighted to see this will create new jobs, and be able to reach and support even more young people .”

Liverpool’s Toxteth neighbourhood is recognised as one of the most disadvantaged areas of the country, an affront to its potential, being home to some of the city’s most diverse communities and holding a strong reputation for its bright significance to the city’s cultural scene. Recognising its potential for development, Tiber’s encouraging plans seek to support the community and enable Toxteth to thrive as the influential component to the city that it is.

Not only will the project revamp these abandoned spaces, but the creation of these facilities in the area will bring a breadth of opportunity for locals to engage with, including tangible facilities, economic prospects for jobs and volunteering roles, and provision of training and upskilling opportunities, investing into a community with heaps of potential.

The funding for this development was awarded by the Youth Investment Fund (YIF), a government funding body aimed at creating, expanding, and improving youth facilities and services in some of the country’s most socially and economically-deprived regions.

To hear first-hand from Sha’Rae, Chair of Tiber Young People’s Steering Group & our Director, Simon Krol on this exciting project, click to see video here

Thanks to BBC News for the coverage:

Current project plans estimate that the opening of these new facilities will be later this year. Keep up to date on progress here and through our social channels.