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Florence Institute Trust Ltd

contact: (0151) 726 8144

The Florence Institute Trust Ltd aims to repair, restore and convert The Florence Institute for Boys on Mill Street, Liverpool 8. This remarkable building is a Dingle and Liverpool icon, and served a variety of useful functions in its heyday. The oldest surviving purpose-built boys club in Britain, The Florrie will once more play an important part in the lives of the current and future community of the city. £4 million has been fundraised so far, for a scheme worth £5.5 million; the match funding is currently being pursued by the Trust. The finished scheme (due on site before the end of 2007), will feature a nursery and crèche, youth facilities, a grand function hall, retail units for community businesses and a Heritage Resource Centre. The Trust aims for completion by the end of 2009/beginning of 2010.

Want to be a Florrie volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer to make a visible difference to this fantastic community building. It's about getting out there and actively making a difference, giving your time to provide practical assistance, rather than waiting for something to happen. Membership of both the Trust and the Friends of the Florrie support group are encouraged. There are no membership fees.

Getting involved

You can meet new people, make new friends, learn new skills, make sustainable improvements to the lives and issues you care about and feel great!
Join in by registering here or call in at the Toxteth Town Hall, and ask for Denise Devine or Jim Brade.

As the refurbishment work is set in motion there will be construction jobs, and when that work is complete, then there will be other employment opportunities. For details of the scheme, and to download copies of the plans in PDF format, please visit our website.

Postal address:

The Belvedere Community Activity Centre,

 89 Miles Street,


L8 4PX