HEMISPHERE will be a pair of purpose-built developments providing a bespoke home for cutting-edge commercial and academic laboratories, and creating a key platform in the delivery of the Liverpool City Region Investment Zone.

  • Ultrafast Internet
  • Business support programme
  • On-site parking
  • 166 secure cycle spaces
  • Lounge with coffee shop
  • Wellness Studio
  • Showers and changing
  • Innovation lab

HEMISPHERE One and HEMISPHERE Two will offer a unique combination of data labs, bio labs and innovation labs, alongside incubator space, grow-on and commercial lab space with some of the world’s most advanced facilities.

Taking its name from the two sides of the human brain, HEMISPHERE will embody these characteristics, with each building showcasing its own individual personality and aesthetic while remaining fused through shared connections that allow the transfer of ideas and discoveries.

Located at Paddington Village, Liverpool City Council’s flagship, innovation-led development site in the heart of KQ Liverpool, the highly-sustainable buildings will feature Sciontec’s flexible, all-inclusive workspace product Sciontec AI, which has already proven hugely popular at neighbouring building The Spine.

Occupiers can also enjoy a wide range of amenities including a wellness suite, cycle storage with charging for electric bicycles, and shower facilities, combined with accessible green spaces to support the wellbeing of our occupiers and their teams.

It is expected that work will commence in Spring 2025, with HEMISPHERE One ready to welcome occupiers by early 2027, followed shortly thereafter by HEMISPHERE Two.



Up to 40,000 sq ft.

Several floors within HEMISPHERE will comprise flexible office floorspace that can accommodate around 160 people and include workstations, meeting rooms, reception, breakout space and a kitchenette.
7th Floor at HEMISPHERE


Up to 199,841 sq ft.

HEMISPHERE One and HEMISPHERE Two will provide a bespoke home for cutting-edge commercial and academic laboratories. Across the combined HEMISPHERE site, occupiers will have access to a unique combination of data labs, bio labs and innovation labs, alongside incubator space, grow-on and commercial lab space with some of the world's most advanced chemistry facilities.
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Here are some quick insights into what makes HEMISPHERE so special.

Business support and access to talent

Helping our customers to grow and realise their business’ full potential is central to what we do. As a Sciontec customer, you’ll receive:

  • KQ Liverpool’s innovation and growth services 
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Bespoke package of business support
  • Varied events programme
  • Opportunities to benefit from university-led business training
  • Access to talent with support to find undergraduate placements and recruitment of graduates
  • Ultrafast internet
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Business support at HEMISPHERE

Community and well-being

We want our customers to feel part of the wider Sciontec community and support them in promoting wellbeing across their teams. HEMISPHERE customers will have access to:

  • On-site café
  • Wellness studio 
  • Cycle storage
  • Showers and vanity area
  • Regular pop-up events from local companies
  • Platinum WELL standard building
  • Outdoor workspace and accessible public green space
  • Biophilia and internal glasshouses
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Wellbeing at HEMISPHERE


We have taken a sustainable approach to design and we anticipate HEMISPHERE will achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and a WiredScore Certification, with several environmental design features integrated to maximise the sustainability of each building. 

HEMISPHERE is also intended to achieve a ‘WELL’ Building Platinum Standard – a roadmap for improving the quality of air, water & light with inspired design decisions that help to keep people connected, facilitate a good night’s sleep, support mental health and help employees do their best work everyday.

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Sustainability at HEMISPHERE

External feature lighting

Outdoor spaces for work and relaxation

Roof terrace with stunning views over Paddington Square

Spacious showers, lockers and vanity space

Internal, secure bicycle storage with spaces for 166 bikes

Home to some of Liverpool’s brightest minds

Located in the heart of the city’s Knowledge Quarter, Hemisphere is part of Paddington Village, which is home to The Royal Northern College of Physicians at The Spine, University of Liverpool International College and a brand new Novotel. 

At the centre of all this will be an expansive public square, complete with trees, biophilia, street furniture and numerous places for people to relax and enjoy the Liverpool sunshine.

Getting Around


The bicycle store includes space for a generous 166 bikes and a variety of storage options will be provided suitable for different types of bikes. The facilities also include showers, lockers and vanity space.

Public Transport

Liverpool’s Lime Street and Central Stations are within walking distance. A pilot scheme is current in place at the Paddington Lime Line – a new rapid transit system – connecting Paddington Village to the main train stations and retail core.


Hemisphere will have allocated spaces in the existing multi-storey car park at Paddington Village which has a total capacity of 1,250 cars and includes disabled parking bays and electric car charging points.

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Rob Hopkins, AHR

Director and Head of Sustainability

"Through evidence-based design and by promoting standards that are continually monitored, HEMISPHERE will create a place for a happier and healthier workforce which is more creative and productive."

HEMISPHERE will create a place for a happier and healthier workforce which is more creative and productive.”

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