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Sciontec expands its flexible workspace offering at The Spine

Sciontec AI now provides flexible workspace for around 250 employees.

Sciontec Developments Limited (Sciontec) has expanded its Sciontec all-inclusive (AI) workspace provision within The Spine, having recently agreed a significant new letting to provide space for a further 75 private workstations within one of the world’s healthiest buildings.

Sciontec AI was officially launched at The Spine on 21st April 2022, within the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) space on the first and second floors of the iconic new-build, which is located in Paddington Village at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) Innovation District.

Now Sciontec AI’s footprint within the building has expanded to the 10th floor to accommodate a new three-year licence agreement with the University of Liverpool, which will see the globally renowned educational institution occupy c. 5,000 sq ft of serviced space already fitted out to a stunning CAT-A+ finish. The additional half floor plate will provide enough space for 75 desks, breakout spaces, a private kitchenette, phone booths and four glass meeting rooms.

Leanne Katsande Head of Commercial at Sciontec, said:

“We are delighted to be able to provide an increased offering for serviced office type accommodation with flexible terms, and we will continue to work with our partners to meet this ongoing market demand.

“Welcoming the University of Liverpool to The Spine adds another level of dynamism to the Sciontec AI community, and it’s fantastic to see another customer expanding within our workspaces.”

This news comes fresh off the back of Cashplus’ recent expansion within Sciontec AI at The Spine, with a number of other customers having also upgraded to larger suites to accommodate their growing teams.

LYVA Labs, The Pandemic Institute, and Morgan Sindall have all expanded over the past year, working alongside organisations including Ki Partnerships, AHR, Marks & Clerk, MyCardium AI, Survey Hut, KQ Liverpool, HIVE Projects, DataTalon Consulting and The Tree Council, who also call The Spine their home.

In addition to this exciting mix of companies, the Sciontec AI workspace continues to attract more customers, with new organisations due to move in this autumn.

Ian Bullock, CEO of The Royal College of Physicians, added:

“It is fantastic to see the joint vision of Sciontec AI workspace at The Spine go from strength to strength, mirroring our drive to actively promote and create a thriving workspace that attracts and retains a highly-skilled workforce, whilst being a leading example of a healthy workplace.

“Our commitment to this strategic partnership has always been about creating a thriving community that positively impacts growth in the region. It has matured as we work closely with Sciontec in providing a unique home for an innovative community of health and life sciences, FinTech, digital and professional services organisations, whose 250+ employees benefit from the outstanding facilities on site at The Spine, along with wrap-around innovation and growth support provided by KQ Liverpool.

“We are excited to welcome the University of Liverpool into The Spine, and look forward to collaborative opportunities that will naturally present.”

Sciontec AI is designed to enable organisations to operate efficient hybrid working, thanks to its simple operational design and cost effective model. It also gives businesses the flexibility to move around the Sciontec portfolio with ease as their needs change, which has already proven invaluable to a number of customers in recent months.

With plans to scale Sciontec AI even further across other buildings within the Sciontec property portfolio, including Liverpool City Region’s first operational net zero carbon new build, HEMISPHERE, Sciontec AI has already proven to be a standout solution to the post-pandemic workspace.