The Spine, Paddington Village


Client: Royal College of Physicians

Location: Liverpool

Construction Value: £35m

Sitting proudly at the corner of Paddington Village, Liverpool’s new flagship building, The Spine, demonstrates the ambition to make the Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool a world-leading innovation district.

The 14-storey, 160,000 sq ft building will not only be BREEAM Excellent rated but will also be one of the first in the UK designed to achieve a WELL Standard Certification – making it one of the best working environments for mental health and physical wellbeing.
Using a biophilic design – an innovative way of designing the places in which we live, work and learn – The Spine‘s curtain wall system and unique ceramic frit façade, reconnects people with nature, creating a healthier environment that is proven to help productivity.


Reconnecting people with nature to create a healthier working environment

The Spine building of RCP Paddington Village plot 3 has a biophilic design concept which promotes health and well being of users in all facets of the building and it’s uses. Our involvement was to design a series of interior planters and living walls which contribute to the biophilic design concept.

The building has a series of internal planting beds and living walls which are designed to have a salutogenic influence on the building’s users, connecting them with nature and promoting their mental wellbeing. OOBE was involved in the early stages of the impressive façade treatment to the building.

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