We’re delighted to have officially inaugurated our new venue, Spaces at The Spine. Spaces at The Spine is housed within The Spine and it incorporates dynamic event spaces for conferences up to 300 and dining up to 184 with break out rooms for workshops and training, as well as event production services to accommodate virtual and hybrid events.
The venue has ergonomic, modern and intelligent spaces showcasing the best-in-class connectivity and agile audio-visual systems.
The Spine is the Royal College of Physicians’ new northern home, located in Paddington Village at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool.
The Spine has been built according to the principles that make up the WELL 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 buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.
The standard consists of ten concepts:
These concepts have all been incorporated into the building design to create a happy and healthy environment and to optimise the health of colleagues and visitors.
For example, the installed ventilation systems in our building are designed to ensure outstanding levels of indoor quality and our internal gardens contribute to improving air quality by producing oxygen. We incorporate the Nourishment concept by promoting the consumption of fruits, vegetables and healthy food choices, and by providing information on the nutritional values, allergens and ingredients contained in each dish. Moreover, all our rooms and event spaces have direct access to natural light to create a more productive environment and improve every occupant’s mental health.
Spaces at the Spine officially opened on Wednesday 8 September with a glittering reception for over 200 event organisers.
In line with the biophilic design of The Spine and its goal to reconnect visitors with nature, the launch event had a botanical theme to allow guests to immerse themselves in the world of plants.
The Royal College of Physicians Head of Commercial Events, Natacha Allen, said: “We are delighted to officially open Spaces at the Spine, one of the world’s healthiest buildings. The WELL standard includes biophilic design features including the use of repeating patterns in nature which have a naturally calming effect on the mind. The introduction of plants at various levels throughout the building will also improve air quality and the naturalistic environment uses a natural colour palette. The building’s design echoes that of a tree rising through the building, with earthier colours for the lower floors that merge into greener, leafier colours and patterns and the introduction of blue tones on the upper floors.
“Visitors can be sure to leave The Spine feeling refreshed, relaxed and re-energised and we look forward to hosting a myriad of events at the new venue in the coming months.”
If you would like to hire Spaces at The Spine for your next event, please get in touch with our award-winning event management team.
Visitors can be sure to leave The Spine feeling refreshed, relaxed and re-energised and we look forward to hosting a myriad of events at the new venue in the coming months.
Natacha Allen, Head of Commercial Events