The flex space was launched to attract start-ups and SMEs. Credit: via Inform Comms

Fintech firm takes space at Liverpool’s Spine

Cashplus Bank has taken 6,000 sq ft of managed workspace within the 14-storey Paddington Village office block. 

The digital bank has signed a three-year deal on space managed by Sciontec AI.  

Sciontec Developments – a consortium made up of Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool, Liverpool City Council and Bruntwood SciTech – launched the flexible workspace offering earlier this year with the hopes of attracting SMEs and start-ups into the space. 

“This is a hugely significant deal for Liverpool and the wider city region,” said Colin Sinclair, chief executive of Sciontec. 

“Having a fast-growing, leading UK Fintech brand located within the Sciontec AI space at The Spine will not only add to the dynamic ecosystem here, but it will be a driver for even greater job creation, economic growth and innovation in the coming years.” 

Cashplus’s new office will feature more than 70 desks, breakout and informal meeting spaces, and three meeting rooms. 

The company, which was founded in 2005 and has served more than 1.6m customers, will move into the Sciontec AI space in September, joining occupiers including the Royal College of Physicians, Caltterbridge and EcoOnline.

“We wanted to give our employees an inspiring workplace environment that matches the forward-thinking ethos of our company,” said Colin Webb, operations director at Cashplus. 

“The Spine in Paddington Village is a standout building that matches our requirements perfectly.” 

He added: “The proximity of the site to both the local community and Liverpool’s leading universities was another deciding factor for us.” 

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Liverpool is an attractive city build and they will come ..it’s that simple

By Anonymous

Great news. Hope to see more of this kind of thing happening in Paddington Village.

By Anonymous

Word on the street is that there are loads more jobs to come and that the figure quoted in the story is just the advance party. Well done to all involved.

By Anonymous

They can`t just rely on Paddington Village, someone needs to give Pall Mall the go ahead as it`s in the business area and has Moorfields underground nearby for commuters.
This would then kick start the hotel and other residential developments down there.

By Anonymous

Paddington village has become the top of the Liverpool layer cake. The Spine is a fabulous compliment to the city.

By Liverpool Romance

This is glorious news!

By Mary Woolley

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