Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter. Stretching out south from St Peter’s Square in the city centre, it is a place where knowledge, business and culture thrive.

music audiobooks
YES | 3 June 2023

Expect heavy dub-driven monsters and irresistible synth-pop bangers when audiobooks play Yes this June.

literature Festival of Libraries
Manchester Central Library | 6 – 11 June 2023

Festival of Libraries celebrates the role that Greater Manchester’s 133 libraries play in wellbeing, culture, creativity and more.

Our Vision

“A place where knowledge business and culture thrive.
Oxford Road Corridor is a world-class knowledge quarter that transforms lives through research, innovation, skills and education”

View of Circle Square from the pavilion at Symphony Park
Circle Square

Circle Square is an exciting multi-million pound, mixed-use neighbourhood, created on the site of the former BBC building on Oxford Road.

Back of Engels statue at First Street Manchester
First Street

First Street is a vibrant neighbourhood between Oxford Road and Deansgate, it is home to a number of businesses and is a popular spot for food, drink and culture.

HATCH Manchester

Hatch is Manchester’s pop-up retail, food and drink destination on Oxford Road with something for just about everyone. It is a place to shop, eat and drink, 7 days a week at over 30 independent traders.

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External shot of The Whitworth Where you will find The Whitworth Café
Galleries & Museums

Some of the best Galleries & Museums in Manchester are here on Oxford Road Corridor. Explore a diverse programme for all cultural enthusiasts.

A cocktail from Brickhouse Social, one of the many spots to get a Cocktails on Oxford Road
Cocktails on Oxford Road

Oxford Road is packed with a great range of bars where you can get your fill of cocktails, spirits and fizz.

Latest News

Stay up to date with the latest news from Oxford Road Corridor.

May 2023 UK Biobank will move to Manchester Science Park following £127.6m funding from UKRI

The world’s most significant data source and biological samples for health research is set to move to Greenheys at Manchester Science Park.

March 2023 Oxford Road Corridor partners selected for Innovation Accelerator programme

Eight projects based within Oxford Road Corridor to receive funding and support after being selected to become part of the city-region’s Innovation Accelerator programme.

March 2023 Bruntwood SciTech Unveils Plans For £60m Highly Specialist Lab Space at Manchester Science Park

Plans for the new specialist lab space represent the third phase of Bruntwood SciTech’s masterplan to grow Manchester Science Park.

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