Social centre approved at Goddard Hall complex

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.

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