Liverpool backs AHR’s 'spine’ proposals

Overview of the Paddington Village development in Liverpool, with AHR's "The Spine" building in place

City council approves plans for new Royal College of Physicians base

AHR has won planning permission for a £35m building it has designed for the Royal College of Physicians in Liverpool. It will serve as the organisation’s northern base.

Dubbed “the spine” in recognition of a staircase on its northern elevation that resembles human vertebrae, the 15-storey building will occupy a plot in the city’s Paddington Village development, which is part of Liverpool’s wider Knowledge Quarter.

The Royal College of Physicians is due to occupy the bottom three storeys and top four storeys of the building. The remaining floors are envisaged as offering flexible workspace for the health, science and education sectors.

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