Building Design Partnership has been commissioned to design accommodation for the South Sefton Investment Centre in Bootle, Merseyside. BDP envisages a four-to-five storey office with 2800 m2 of space and a facade that runs along 75 m of Stanley Road. The linear floorplate will provide a central core zone with flexible accommodation to the north and a mixed-use area to the south, including cafe space, smaller office suites and meeting rooms. The £4m project is expected to start on site next spring with completion due in mid-2005. The QS for the project is Davis Langdon & Everset.