Our spaces

Our highly versatile venue offers unique auditoriums, conference, meeting, exhibition, dining and training facilities and has a beautiful panoramic view at the top for exclusive dining events and entertaining all year round. Find out more here.

Event Services

We offer a wide range of rooms for hire, catering for conferences, exhibitions and meetings of all sizes. With a wide variety of sizes and styles you’ll be able to find the room that specifically matches your event requirements. Make your event bespoke with a wide array of audiovisual and catering services.

About us

Spaces at The Spine is Liverpool's ultimate destination for events, offering dynamic and modern event spaces as well as next-generation technology. The venue is housed within the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP) northern home, The Spine. Find out more about our organisation and venue.

Sustainability & Wellbeing

Your Visit

Housed within The Spine, a magnificent building overlooking Liverpool City Centre, our venue sits in the heart of Paddington Village, Liverpool Knowledge Quarter. Find out how to get here prior to your visit.

What's on

about The Spine

The Royal College of Physicians' northern home and the healthiest building in the North West

Located in Paddington Village, in the heart of Liverpool's Knowledge Quarter, The Spine is the northern home of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and it was officially inaugurated in 2021.

Also known as the 'giraffe building', The Spine owes its name to the striking staircase on its north elevation, which resembles the human vertebrae and connects 14 floors of offices, public areas, and spaces for events and conferences. 

The curious and distinctive pattern on the building's façade has been created using the complicated mathematical Voronoi pattern. It comprises 23 million individual polygons, making each glass wall panel different and unique. 

Voronoi patterns are extremely common in nature and can be found in leaves, cells and animal fur. In the case of The Spine, the polygons take inspiration from the human skin cells.

The Spine as a beacon of excellence

The Spine was built to be a beacon of excellence, bringing together local communities, improving the wellbeing of its occupants and operating in a sustainable way.

Wellbeing and sustainability are at the core of the building's design.

In fact, The Spine has been built according to the ethos and principles constituting the WELL Building Standard, making it the healthiest building in the North West and one of the healthiest in the UK. The WELL Building Standard is the premier standard for building, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support health and wellness. Its ten concepts - Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community - have all been embedded in The Spine at design stage and are core to both the building's architecture and operations going on within.

In April 2024, Spaces at The Spine and the floors belonging to the Royal College of Physicians became WELL Certified™ at the Platinum level through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), becoming the only building in the city to hold the prestigious title. 

You may also be interested in...

About the RCP

About the RCP

Read more



Read more



Read more



Read more

Shape mask

how to find us

The Spine is located in Paddington Village at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool’s City Centre.

Spaces at The Spine

Royal College of Physicians
The Spine, Liverpool, L7 3FA
Registered charity no. 210508

Privacy StatementProcessing StatementTerms & Conditions