Projects across three areas of the city worth £16m

Liverpool City council is seeking to appoint developers to refurbish vacant properties across the city with a view to converting them into affordable homes.

The £16m contract would bring back into use vacant Liverpool City council owned properties in streets within the Kensington, Granby and Picton renewal areas.

The project will involve refurbishment, but also selective demolition with environmental improvement works of 177 residential properties.

It is thought that between three and six firms will be appointed.

The council is calling upon developers to finance the scheme, initially operating on the basis of a development agreement that switches to a transfer or lease at a later date.

The contract is expected to last three years and requests to participate must be received by 12.00 on 7 July 2011.