Spaces at The Spine

Spaces at The Spine is housed within The Spine, the northern home of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the oldest medical association in the UK currently in its 505th year. Located in the heart of Paddington Village, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, The Spine is one of the healthiest buildings in the UK.

Spaces at The Spine offers dynamic spaces for conferences, meetings, workshops, and dining, as well as event production services to accommodate virtual and hybrid events. Since its launch in September 2021, the venue has hosted over 1,000 events, won 10 awards in recognition of its sustainability initiatives and cutting-edge event technology, and achieved prestigious green accolades.

Sustainability is at the very core of the venue’s operations and day-to-day business, and sustainability strategies are an integral part of the venue’s design. The Spine has been designed to integrate:

  • The 10 concepts of the WELL Building Standard, the premier standard for buildings seeking to implement features supporting and advancing human health. These concepts are deeply linked to human health and the health of the planet, such as air and water quality, light, movement, thermal comfort, and materials used in the construction of the building itself.
  • Green features recognised by BREEAM, an environmental certification measuring the environmental performance of a building by assessing the use of healthy and low-carbon materials, reduction of waste and water, and monitoring of CO2 emissions.

Spaces at The Spine boasts ergonomic, modern spaces showcasing best-in-class building connectivity and AV. Our investment in the latest technological advances ensure that events hosted at our venue are paperless while still consuming low energy.

As a charity, all revenue from events held at our venue goes back into supporting core RCP activity, including its leading role in the delivery of high-quality patient care.

Address: The Spine, 2 Paddington Village, L7 3FA, Liverpool
Conference Sales Contact: Leah Harris
Tel: 0151 318 1912
Distance & time from nearest airport:
Liverpool John Lennon Airport – 25 Minutes
Manchester Airport – 47 Minutes

Spaces at The Spine is Liverpool’s ultimate destination for world-class events. It presents a portfolio of 14 ergonomic, modern and light-filled event spaces that can be easily adapted to host any event type, from conferences and meetings to exhibitions, dinner parties, receptions and more.

The event technology at Spaces at The Spine is next-generation and provides reliable, secure, high-performance connectivity to increase client engagement.

Health and wellbeing strategies have been an integral part of Spaces at The Spine’s design process. The venue has been designed and built according to the strategies and ethos of the WELL Building Standard, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellbeing.

The venue presents biophilic elements which aim to reconnect visitors and delegates with nature and create a healthy and happy environment. An example of this is the biophilic garden located on Floor twelve, which includes oxygen-producing plants. The Axis, the destination dining space on the top floor of The Spine, boasts unrivalled panoramic views over Liverpool City Centre and the Mersey, making it the perfect location to host memorable events.

Spaces at The Spine works with catering partner Company of Cooks (part of CH&Co Group), who boast a vast range of green initiatives and are deeply socially responsible. In collaboration with the caterer, the venue creates seasonal menus promoting knowledge about nutrient quality and weaving sustainability, wellbeing, and health in every dish.

The Base
Breakfast and lunch (selection of sandwiches, and hot special of the day, including vegetarian/vegan special and meat/fish special). To reduce food waste, The Base integrates the use of surplus ingredients and food from commercial meetings and events to create daily specials in the café. The café also provides the community with free used coffee grounds for composting.

The Axis
The Axis is Spaces at The Spine’s destination dining space and The Spine’s jewel in the crown. It boasts double aspect panoramic views over Liverpool City Centre and the Mersey, making it the ultimate destination for suggestive dinner parties and drinks receptions.

Number of meeting rooms: 14 spaces

All meeting rooms have fantastic facilities, which are further enhanced by floor-to-ceiling natural daylight (but also the ability to black out rooms).

  • state of the art AV technology, and hearing loop solutions - assistive listening technology which brings every spoken word to our audience’s personal smartphone giving the users control over their listening experience.
  • We also have large breakout spaces that are open and contain the distinctive Voroni pattern on the façade of the building creates internal shadows throughout the spaces, reminiscent of a forest canopy creating a tranquil and calming atmosphere.

Meeting Space Highlight: Spaces One and Two

Spaces One and Two is the largest space in the venue. It is a flexible, modern, and ergonomic event space and it can be used for any large event type, including conferences for up to 300 people theatre style, summits, and dinners for up to 184. This is an extremely flexible space, which can be used as on large space or split into two smaller rooms. Located on the top floor of the venue, Spaces One and Two boast incredible views over Liverpool, Lancashire & North Wales.

The built in audio-visual equipment in Spaces One and Two cover the following areas.


  • - Four large format ultra-high-definition screens with the ability to show the same content across all four screens or show a mixture of content across the four screens.
  • - Confidence monitors that allow presenters and panellist to clearly see what the audience is seeing, their speaker notes, next slide, timers, and questions submitted via online polling and Q&A apps
  • - Multiple pan, tilt and zoom full high definition cameras to capture speakers on stage and also the audience


  • - A selection of handheld, lapel, lectern and head worn microphones operating on an encrypted digital wireless network up to 16 channels of audio. Beamforming ceiling microphones for additional audio capture.
  • - ceiling speakers throughout the space to provide uniform coverage across the two spaces
  • - front of house line array speakers for re-enforcement of program audio


  • - Multiple Windows and MAC machines to deliver a wide array of content to the audience
  • - Vision mixing of local and remote speakers
  • - Streaming and recording to our own customisable branded platform or to external platforms
  • - Full mixing and editing of content for polished professional footage of the event


  • - A dedicated in-house audio-visual team with vast experience across all disciplines
  • - A team that take pride in their work and want to work with clients to deliver to best possible outcome for their event


Meeting Space Highlight: The Axis

The Axis is the venue’s destination dining space and The Spine’s jewel in the crown. The double aspect panoramic views over Liverpool City Centre and the Mersey are unrivalled, making it the ultimate destination for suggestive dinner parties and drinks receptions. During the daytime, The Axis can be used privately for lunch service or as a breakout area for conferences taking place in Spaces One and Two.

AV equipment in The Axis include:

  • Screens
  • PA system
  • Uplighters & Table Lighters