Following pressure from the Lewisham Building Preservation Trust (LBPT), the Council has announced that it will invite expressions of interest from potential development partners for the refurbishment of the Old Baths in Ladywell (AKA Play Tower) in January .
A five stage process is envisaged with short-listed bids to be announced in March and an eventual partner chosen in May. The Council has stated that community views on the short-listed bids will be sought between March and the end of April and LBPT is hoping to have a role in this process.
Between £4-5m in funds are going to be needed to in restoration costs and given the state that the building has been allowed to fall into, it is likely that the date of Summer 2019 for a re-opening is overly optimistic.
Please share the call for expressions of interest far and wide so as many potential uses as possible come forward.