The Spine Royal College of Physicians, Liverpool

Hardwood Sales Limited have been supplying Oak in the form of Door Frames and Architrave for The Royal College of Physicians’ £35m headquarters in Liverpool

Morgan Sindall Construction is the main contractor at the Spine, which is located within the £1bn Paddington Village, part of the 450-acre Knowledge Quarter innovation district, a Liverpool Mayoral Development Zone project.

Designed by AHR Architects, the Spine will total 160,000 sq ft. of offices when complete.

It takes its name from a staircase on its North elevation that is supposed to resemble human vertebrae.

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 operators. The offices are understood to be 70% let, with occupier announcements coming forward in the coming months.

An exhibition space is planned on the first floor, which will lead via a staircase to a ground floor café and foyer. The Spine will also have an external sky garden, conference and meeting rooms and car parking with electric charging points.

RCP president Professor Andrew Goddard said: “Our new northern home is making fantastic progress and is making its mark on the Liverpool landscape.

“Its design and facilities will support our doctors and staff in improving patient care and I’m really excited about the building opening in 2021.”