RCP The Spine Fit Out
The Spine is due to complete next spring

Fit-out of £35m Spine begins

Dan Whelan

Overbury and CBRE have started the fit-out of the Royal College of Physicians’ northern headquarters within a 160,000 sq ft office under construction in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter. 

The 14-storey building, designed by AHR Architects, is located within the £1bn Paddington Village development, part of Liverpool’s 450-acre Knowledge Quarter.

RCP will take 70,000 sq ft across seven floors of the building, which is due for completion in spring 2021.  

The RCP, which represents 37,000 doctors across the world, is to occupy the building’s lower and upper floors, while the remaining seven storeys will offer a range of workspaces aimed at health, technology, science and education occupiers. 

The Spine will provide RCP with facilities for medical examinations and assessments, educational courses and conferences, an exhibition space and offices for staff. 

Being built by Morgan Sindall Construction, the Spine topped out in January.

The Spine 3

The Spine was designed by AHR Architects

Oliver Thomas, senior director and head of CBRE’s northern building consultancy team, said: “The Royal College of Physicians responds to the need for more education and research across the UK and upholds the RCP’s strategic vision to benefit members, fellows and partners in its commitment to improve patient care.” 

Peter Knight, managing director of Overbury Northern, added: “RCP at The Spine is a unique project for Liverpool and for Overbury. We have been working with CBRE and the RCP team to help deliver a world class Northern headquarters which will be a benchmark for quality and construction excellence in the Knowledge Quarter. Liverpool.” 

The volume of commercial space leased within the Liverpool City Region in 2019 fell by more than 30% year-on-year to 568,000 sq ft, below the five-year average of 638,000 sq ft, according to a study. 

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Ugly building.

By Anonymous

Near Kenny. Cant think of many worse places to put it in the city

By u

Nail it down before they give us some spin about how it’s in our best interest to move it to another city. #northwesternism

By Michael McDonut

This is a fanstatic project, modern buildings and investment in Bio-sciences and more.
The KQ is growing by the day and with the recent addition of Bruntwood on board, who knows what may happen next ;)

By Paddington

What I think will be a prize winning building going forward, and in a great setting at a key gateway to the city. Paddington village is going to be fabulous once complete. One of the best, and most regenerative projects in the city at present.

By Anonymous

Really like the building and location….adjacent to university great gateway to city centre

By George

Its the cladding that lets it down.

By Anonymous

Beautiful building and i believe the Liverpool World famous Tropical School Of Medicine has just been award a huge amount of money to lead the research into Conronavirus onwards and upwards , and Liverpool been chosen as host city for Royal College of Physicians’ northern headquarters.

By Janet

Love this scheme…but why, o’ why did we give it to a Tier 2 main contractor to build…?

It was far too precious to risk the builder going bump midway through.

By Colin Fearns

The cladding is based on DNA

By Anonymous