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The Royal College of Physicians launches new Liverpool events venue

The Royal College of Physicians has officially launched a new events venue in Liverpool, located in the Knowledge Quarter, Paddington Village.

The venue 'Spaces at the Spine', can host conferences for up to 300 delegates and dining for up to 184. It can also be used for breakout rooms, workshops and training, as well as event production services to accommodate virtual and hybrid events.

The Spine has been built and accredited with the WELL Standard.

The WELL Building Standard is the 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 seven concepts: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. These concepts have all been incorporated into the building design to optimise the health of colleagues and visitors.

Spaces at the Spine officially opened on 8 September.

Natacha Allen, head of commercial events, The Royal College of Physicians, 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.”