The Spine

The Spine is a brand new £35m Grade-A office building, at the heart of Paddington Village, and the new northern home of the Royal College of Physicians. It’s also the inaugural location for Sciontec AI, our new all inclusive workspaces.

  • Ultrafast Internet
  • Free-to-use 8 person meeting room
  • On-site parking
  • Electric car charging points
  • Lounge with coffee shop
  • Business support programme
  • Showers and changing
  • Bike racks
  • Discounted conference and events spaces
  • On site refreshments at The Base Cafe

One of the world’s
healthiest buildings

All inclusive workspaces

The 14-storey, 160,000 sq ft building has achieved a WELL Certification at the Core Platinum level through the International WELL Building Institute™ and showcases best-in class building connectivity.

Taking its name from the striking staircase on its north elevation that resembles human vertebrae, The Spine boasts internal biophilia including double-storey sky gardens, complete with high-oxygen producing plants, a large bicycle and shower facility and undercroft parking.

On the upper floors you can find Spaces at the Spine, the Royal College of Physicians’ stunning conference and events spaces, complete with destination dining space ‘The Axis’. These spaces are all available to private hire.

Life at The Spine

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Business support and access to talent


Helping our customers grow and realise their business’ potential is a core part of what we’re about. As a Sciontec customer you’ll get:

  • Access to Knowledge Quarter Liverpool’s innovation services
  • Bespoke package of business support
  • Events programme
  • Opportunities to benefit from university-led business training
  • Access to talent with support to find undergraduate placements and recruitment of graduates.
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Community and well-being


Feeling part of the wider Sciontec community and promoting customer well-being is important to us. Our customers have access to:

  • Base Cafe
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Platinum WELL standard building
  • Regular pop-up events from local companies
  • On-site facilities at Liverpool Science Park including fitness studio
  • Covid secure workspace
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The Spine is registered to pursue a WELL Certification at the Core Platimum level through the International WELL Building Institute™. WELL is a roadmap for improving the quality of air, water and 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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Sciontec AI Spaces at The Spine

Flexi Space Membership

£24.95 p/w per desk

A coworking hot desk, perfect for anyone who just needs a space to plug-in and go. By taking a Flexi Space weekly membership with us you will have access to a desk, chair, locker and WiFi as standard.

Project Team Space

£200 pcm per desk

Our Project Team Space will provide you and your colleagues with a dedicated area to work and feel inspired. You’ll be allocated a dedicated bank of coworking desks, chairs and lockers and given access to WiFi within the main open plan part of the floor.

Private Space

From £250 pcm per desk

If you need something a little larger or more private then our private serviced offices are for you. Again, each person will have a desk, chair, locker and WiFi but all in the confines of your own little haven.
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Facilities and Amenities

As well as flexible offices, meeting rooms and coworking spaces, The Spine offers a wealth of unique features and facilities to benefit your business.

A building designed for occupants to be healthier

Access to lockers in the workspaces

Event and conference space for hire with preferential rates for Sciontec AI customers

The Base Cafe sits on the ground floor, serving a range of healthy food and drinks

Secure, undercover bicycle racks

Changing facilities, showers and lockers on the ground floor

Home to some of Liverpool’s
brightest minds

In the heart of the city’s Knowledge Quarter, The Spine is part of Paddington Village which is home to The Royal Northern College of Physicians, The University of Liverpool International College, a brand new Novotel, our own forthcoming Hemisphere development, as well as three plots earmarked for exciting developments. 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


We support a sustainable commute with secure, indoor bike storage in the building’s undercroft. There are purpose-built showers and changing facilities with lockers on the
ground floor.

Public Transport

Liverpool’s Lime Street and Central Stations are within walking distance. Plans are also afoot to implement the Paddington-Lime Line – a new rapid transit system – connecting Paddington Village to the main train stations and
retail core.


The Spine has 50 dedicated car parking spaces that can be rented on either a monthly or annual basis, and by either an individual or a company. There are also 5 electric car charging points.

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Professor Tom Solomon CBE FMedSci, The Pandemic Institute

Director - Private Space customer

"The Pandemic Institute is a unique partnership between Liverpool’s academic, civic and NHS partners tackling emerging infections, and being based in the Spine, so close to other leading innovators in the Knowledge Quarter is the perfect location for us."

Being based in The Spine, so close to other leading innovators, is the perfect location for us.”

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