The Spine


Location: Liverpool

Client: Morgan Sindall

Value: £6.4 million

Duration: 46 weeks


Awarded by repeat client Morgan Sindall, Cidon were appointed to for the concrete works to this 14-storey building, on a 160,000 sq. ft. footprint in the Knowledge Quarter of Paddington Village, Liverpool.

Named after the striking staircase that runs up the north elevation of the building, The Spine's lower and upper floors will be occupied by the prestigious Royal College of Physicians, who are opening their new Northern Centre of Excellence in summer 2020. The remainder of the building available to pre-let to other health, science and education-focused occupiers.

This will be one of the healthiest workspaces for mental and physical wellbeing in the UK, and among the first to achieve the international WELL standard of modern building design.

This £1billion flagship expansion site located at the eastern gateway to the City Centre, is earmarked as 1.8m sq. ft. of science, technology, education and health space. The site is being developed in three phases, Paddington Central, Paddington South and Paddington North.


  • High Quality Concrete – Special bespoke textured columns
  • 15 storey (64m high)
  • 1350m m2 site footprint
  • Overall space (160,000 ft2)