McHugh Stoppard Architecture has gained planning permission from Sefton Council for a new social enterprise centre to be built in Bootle, north Liverpool.
The centre is for First Initiatives, a social support agency that is part of the national Autism Initiatives Group.
The centre will be built on a site of former garages within the Goddard Hall complex on Stanley Road in Bootle, which measures 23,691 sq ft in total.
The new building will have an L-shaped floor plan which is being divided into two distinct blocks, one single storey and one two storey.
Michael Young, project principal at McHugh Stoppard Architecture, said: "The new Social Enterprise Centre presents a strong vertical rhythm that offers a contemporary interpretation of the vertical columns of the adjacent building."
The centre will house training facilities and office space, along with a café/bakery that will be run by people with physical and learning disabilities who will undergo training within the centre.