Bringing the vision to life

Liverpool is a city of opportunity and the Knowledge Quarter is at the forefront of global innovation.

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Welcome to Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool)

Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) brings together the city region’s key partners to collaborate in a creative environment and close the economic gap with London and the South East. KQ Liverpool sets out to create and promote the dynamic and innovative industries operating within the Knowledge Quarter. The recent Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) highlighted Liverpool City Region’s three world-class strengths; infection, materials chemistry and high performance & cognitive computing. KQ Liverpool is home to some of the world’s most influential players in science, health, technology, culture and education, with over £1bn of new developments already underway.

To support the growth of new innovative businesses KQ Liverpool intends to promote programmes that invest in research and it’s 54,000 students and reposition Liverpool at the forefront of global innovation. KQ Liverpool has a vision that focuses on three main areas: Making the place, Improving connectivity and Attracting investment. Key to these plans will be the Paddington Village expansion site, set to attract a further £1bn to the city, which will house 1.8m sq ft of science, technology, education and health space. In the centre of Paddington Village there will be a cluster of major facilities, including RCP North, Rutherford Cancer Centre and Liverpool International College.

Spaces within Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

Paddington Village

Paddington Village

This £1bn flagship expansion site sitting at the eastern gateway to the city centre, has been earmarked as 1.8m sq ft of science, technology, education and health space.

Upper Central

Upper Central

Between Mount Pleasant, the old Lewis’s store, Copperas Hill and Lime Street Station, is the area we have called Upper Central. Through the support of the Mayor of Liverpool it will be transformed into a vibrant part of the city.

Fabric District

Fabric District

Islington, which is the industrial enclave between London Road and New Islington is on the verge of a significant transformation and we will see it regain its status as a vibrant part of Liverpool City Centre once again.

Places within Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

The Spine

The Spine

The new £35m northern headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians will be known officially as The Spine, taking its name from a striking staircase on its north elevation that resembles human vertebrae.

Liverpool Science Park

Liverpool Science Park

Liverpool Science Park currently provides over 120,000 sq ft of high specification office space and commercial laboratory space in the heart KQ Liverpool. Discover the connected Liverpool.

Accelerator

Accelerator

A home for life science companies on the Liverpool Health Campus, a £25m collaboration between the Royal Liverpool, Broadgreen University Hospital Trust and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Sensor City

Sensor City

Sensor City is the focal point for sensor technology in the UK. A University Enterprise Zone, it pushes the boundaries of innovation, fast-tracks business growth and create new jobs.

Materials Innovation Factory

Materials Innovation Factory

The £68m Materials Innovation Factory is a partnership between Unilever and the UoL. The collaboration is one of the most exciting developments of its kind in recent years.

Liverpool Bio-Innovation Hub

Liverpool Bio-Innovation Hub

The Liverpool Bio-Innovation Hub (LBIH) is an exciting new collaborative venture, bringing together current biobanks and tissue collections based at the UoL, forming one amalgamated Biobank.

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The Liverpool Brand Story

After being warmly welcomed into the home of European football, a stepping stone, on this journey which started over two years ago, and greeted with a range of pastries, sandwiches, teas and coffees, the quest to rebrand the Liverpool City Region ensued.