About Oxford Road Corridor

Stretching out south from St Peter’s Square in the city centre, the Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s innovation district with a unique concentration of knowledge, business and cultural assets. Within one square mile, there are two of the UK’s largest universities, a university NHS foundation trust, and a large cluster of digital, technology and life science businesses.

“Manchester’s cosmopolitan hub and world-class innovation district, where talented people from the city and across the world learn, create, work, socialise, live and do business; contributing to the economic and social dynamism of one of Europe’s leading cities”

Oxford Road Corridor’s Strategic Vision 2025

The Oxford Road Corridor is home to 42,000 residents, 8,800 businesses, 74,000 students and 79,000 employees. The area accounts for 20% of Manchester’s economic output and is accessible to over 3 million people via public transport.

Many of Manchester’s iconic music venues, auditoriums and exhibition spaces are based within the Oxford Road Corridor as well as a thriving nightlife and an abundance of cafés, restaurants and bars. Nestled between the beautiful architecture and landmarks are historic parks and contemporary green spaces.

The Oxford Road Corridor is overseen by a partnership comprising both The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester City Council, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Bruntwood, Manchester Science Partnerships, HOME, Royal Northern College of Music and representation from many of Manchester’s leading cultural institutions. A collaborative ethos enables the Oxford Road Corridor to capture opportunities and bring exciting projects to fruition.

Aerial view of Oxford Road corridor

Our Board is Chaired by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell and other members include: Bev Craig, Dave Moutrey, Chris Oglesby, Professor Linda Merrick, Pat Bartoli, Professor Malcolm Press and Darren Banks.

Oxford Road Corridor provides funding for the development of an improved design of arterial sheaths.

Our Executive is Chaired by Diana Hampson and other members include; Michael Stephenson, Angela Harrington and Claire Robinson.

Our Partners

We partner with two world-leading universities, the city council, NHS Foundation Trust, Bruntwood, an international conservatoire & representation from the city’s leading cultural institutions.

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Until Aug 2025 At Home with the Pankhurst Family
The Pankhurst Centre | 29 August 2021 – 31 August 2025

The transformation of the Pankhurst Centre exhibition space is incredible thanks to its new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family.

Until Jul 2022 RNCM Lunchtime and Spotlight Concerts
Royal Northern College of Music | 20 January – 8 July 2022

RNCM Lunchtime and Spotlight Concerts occur throughout the year and are a great introduction to Manchester’s famous conservatoire.

May 2022 Fat White Family
Gorilla | 26 May 2022

Ferocious and politically driven, the Fat White Family’s gig at Gorilla this May looks set to be one of the hot tickets of the month.

From May 2022 PIVOT: Editions
Castlefield Gallery | 27 May – 4 September 2022

Castlefield Gallery presents an exhibition of affordable editioned work you can buy and own from five North West-based artists.

May 2022 The Hallé – Madama Butterfly
The Bridgewater Hall | 28 May 2022

Sir Mark Elder conducts The Hallé through Giacomo Puccini’s greatest score, Madama Butterfly.

May 2022 SOAK
Yes | 28 May 2022

Northern Irish singer-songwriter SOAK comes to Manchester, performing at YES in support of their latest album If I Never Know You Like This Again.

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May 2022 Cultural Producer – Call for Expressions of Interest

We are seeking expressions of interest, from Greater Manchester-based cultural producers, both organisations and individuals, for a new event in October

May 2022 Oxford Road Corridor partners recognised for world-class research strength

The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan both score highly in the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework.

April 2022 Nazir Afzal is The University of Manchester’s new Chancellor

Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal OBE is to succeed Lemn Sissay as Chancellor of The University of Manchester

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