New homes planned for former Aigburth church

Plans to convert a former Catholic church in Aigburth into seven new homes have been revealed.

St Thomas More, on Rundle Road, could be divided into five two-bedroom apartments and two two-bedroom houses under the proposals.

According to a planning application submitted by Edward Landor Associates on behalf of Bespoke Construction Limited, the new development could also include off-street parking with cycle storage at the rear.

The application states that “minimal changes to the outside of the building” will be made during the conversion.

St Thomas More, which held its final mass last year, first opened in 1900 as a Baptist hall before the building was acquired by the Archdiocese and converted into a Catholic church in 1964.

To find out why residential use is increasingly the way forward for old churches and what makes the sites such an attractive proposition for property developers, tenants and buyers alike, check out our Changing churches feature.

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