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.

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exhibition Manchester Open Exhibition 2024
HOME | 3 February – 28 April 2024

HOME’s Manchester Open returns in 2024. Greater Manchester’s largest open art exhibition will showcase the work of nearly 500 artists.

exhibition David Gleave: Rescued Time
Manchester Central Library | 12 January – 31 March 2024

Manchester photographer David Gleave’s new exhibition at Central Library, Rescued Time, presents a decade of work that captures the present with a historian’s eye.

theatre Hamilton
Palace Theatre | 11 November 2023 – 24 February 2024

The last chance to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi-award-winning Hamilton as its 15-week run at The Palace comes to an end.

exhibition Albrecht Dürer’s Material World
The Whitworth | 30 June 2023 – 10 March 2024

Albrecht Dürer’s Material World is the first major exhibition of the Whitworth’s outstanding Dürer collection in over half a century.

exhibition Logical Song
Castlefield Gallery | 4 February – 3 March 2024

Castlefield Gallery presents Logical Song, Rowland Hill’s first major solo exhibition exploring the aesthetics of 1990s Eurodance music, club culture and local fairgrounds.

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”

Yourgene Health labs
Health & Life Sciences

Oxford Road Corridor is home to one of the largest clinical academic campuses in Europe, attracting clinicians, students and researchers from around the world.

Advanced Materials

Manchester is leading the 2D revolution and home to the UK’s leading research and innovation association of advanced materials.

Digital & Tech

The availability of digital talent generated by the two universities on the Oxford Road Corridor is a major factor in the city region’s success in attracting inward investment and growing new digital firms.

Latest News

February 2024 The ID Manchester partnership to reactivate the Renold Building as Innovation Hub

ID Manchester partnership announce plans to reactivate the Renold Building as as Innovation Hub for forward-thinking entrepreneurs and SMEs.

February 2024 Manchester Metropolitan’s state-of-the-art library given planning green light 

Planning permission has been granted for the new state-of-the-art library at Manchester Metropolitan University.

February 2024 UK Biobank headquarters prepares for construction

New UK Biobank headquarters prepares for construction at Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester Science Park.

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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

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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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.

February 2024 The ID Manchester partnership to reactivate the Renold Building as Innovation Hub

ID Manchester partnership announce plans to reactivate the Renold Building as as Innovation Hub for forward-thinking entrepreneurs and SMEs.

February 2024 Manchester Metropolitan’s state-of-the-art library given planning green light 

Planning permission has been granted for the new state-of-the-art library at Manchester Metropolitan University.

February 2024 UK Biobank headquarters prepares for construction

New UK Biobank headquarters prepares for construction at Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester Science Park.

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