Major Project

Paddington Village


This £1 billion flagship expansion site sitting at the eastern gateway of the city centre’s Knowledge Quarter has been earmarked for 1.8m sq ft of science, technology, education and health space that will create a destination of choice for primarily research, education, health and science related business and institutions.

The 30 acre site presents a significant opportunity of national significance with a commercial focus on Life Sciences, Medical and Knowledge industry led development capable of creating upwards of 10,000 new jobs.

Paddington Village will be developed in three phases:

  • Paddington Central
  • South Paddington
  • North Paddington

Inspired by the sense of community you’d find in the likes of Greenwich Village in New York, not only will Paddington be great place to live, but a great place to work, discover and socialise, with state-of-the-art workspace, laboratories, cafes, restaurants, shops, accommodation and events space.

A new life sciences, medical and knowledge industries campus for Liverpool

As the owners of the land at Paddington Central, Liverpool City Council is working closely with a range of organisations and existing and potential new tenants to secure new business and job creating opportunities at the heart of the site.

Paddington Central will create a blueprint for developing the site and will support potential funding and investment opportunities available through City Region sources.

This first phase will include ten proposed development plots, significant public realm and greenspace, and a multi-storey car park. Amongst the first tenants will be The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) who will be taking 70,000 sq ft of space for the new Northern Centre of Excellence – in a building called The Spine which will be one of the healthiest in the world!

Liverpool International College, a partnership between Kaplan and the University of Liverpool, has opened a 35,000 sq ft of education and learning facilities and up to 750 residential bed spaces to the site; and Proton Partners International is establishing The Rutherford Cancer Centre North West – a proton beam cancer therapy treatment hospital.

A multi-million pound programme of site works has now begun on seven plots to enable the first phase of construction – including a new car park, 250 bed hotel, office space and a district heating system.

In February 2020 the city council also endorsed a masterplan for the Upper Central area (around Lime Street) with a view to developing this 56 acre gateway to the city’s Knowledge Quarter, with the potential to create 7,000 new jobs.

  • Liverpool International College's new Live-Learn facility
  • Padding Village scheme - cgi
  • Proton beam therapy treatment
  • RCP North Phase II internal view 2

Quick facts

  • Site area
    12 hectares / 30 acres
  • Developer
    Seeking development partner
  • Suitable uses
    Residential, education and commercial uses – especially life sciences and healthcare
  • Value
    £600m to £1 billion
  • Timescale
    2017 - 2027
  • Project manager

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