close search

The Old Kennels

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

The Old Kennels

The Old Kennels

Croxteth Park Volunteer Group By Croxteth Park Volunteer Group

Bringing a much loved building back to life!

Liverpool Idea stage

This project is preparing for fundraising. Click Like to show your support, or Follow for updates on this project's journey.

The Old Kennels is a building that has in recent years fallen into disrepair. The building has a rich history and is important to the local community as part of the park which previously belonged to the late Earl of Sefton who died in 1972, and in 1980 following the death of Lady Sefton the park was bequeathed to the people of Liverpool. The kennels were built in the 1870s and are a Grade II listed building.They were designed by the Chester architect John Douglas for the 4th Earl of Sefton. The aspiration is to restore the building to its former glory and turn it into a Heritage and Information Centre, staffed solely by volunteers. We want to provide a place within the park for people to meet, rest and chat providing benches, seating and refreshments and information.

What we'll deliver:

  • Fit rustic benches around the area for seating
  • Provide planting and colour to enhance the area
  • provide a habitat for wildlife
  • restore the kennels

Why it's a great idea:

Because without the CPVG the building would fall into total disrepair and would be lost. It is a very important and historic building. It will also provide a much needed resource in the park that currently doesnt have a place for visitors to rest and meet

Steps to get it done:

  • The restoration of the exterior of the Kennels
  • The restoration of the interior of the Kennels
  • We will be holding a Open Day at the Kennels in June to coincide with Volunteers Week
  • We will hold a Heritage and Information Day in September to corniced with the Open Heritage Days

Location Liverpool

About the space

The Old Kennels, Croxteth Park run by the Croxteth Park Volunteer Group (CPVG)


Liverpool City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £16,323

Restoration of building exterior - £10,000 (61%)
Restoration of building interior - £3,000 (18%)
Provision of materials and refreshments for Open Day - £1,000 (6%)
Provision of publicity materials and refreshments for Heritage Open Day - £750 (5%)
Other - £1,573 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Restoration of building exterior
Restoration of building interior
Provision of materials and refreshments for Open Day
Provision of publicity materials and refreshments for Heritage Open Day
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £16,323

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

{{comment.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{reply.UserName}} Creator Backer