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 Malcolm Press and other members include: Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Bev Craig, Esme Ward, Chris Oglesby, Professor Linda Merrick, Pat Bartoli, 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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exhibition 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.

exhibition Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi
Castlefield Gallery | 25 September – 16 October 2022

Artists Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi explore how images, objects and bodies hold memories of personal and social histories.

music Pilkington Lecture: Gus Casely-Hayford OBE
The Whitworth | 6 October 2022

Friends of the Whitworth invite Gus Casely-Hayford, OBE, director of the new V&A East, cultural historian and tv presenter to present the Pilkington Lecture.

music Maxïmo Park
Manchester Academy | 6 October 2022

Naughties alt-rockers Maxïmo Park visit Manchester Academy in support of their latest record, Nature Always Wins.

music The Lemonheads
O2 Ritz Manchester | 8 October 2022

Celebrating 30 years of their fifth studio album It’s a Shame About Ray, American rockers The Lemonheads will be play the album in full in Manchester.

music Black Angel 25
Contact | 8 October 2022

Late night late 90s pioneering club night Black Angel returns to Contact to celebrate their 25th birthday.

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September 2022 £105million investment agreed for new First Street net zero carbon office

Ask Real Estate and The Richardson Family has completed a £105m transaction with Pension Insurance Corporation to enable delivery of the next phase of office development at First Street.

September 2022 Keisha Thompson on a new era for Contact in its 50th year

Contact’s Artistic Director & CEO Keisha Thompson introduces us to a new era and marks the venues 50th year.

June 2022 £21m Net Zero Operational Tech Hub at Manchester Science Park Reaches Practical Completion

Bruntwood SciTech’s 1 million sq ft masterplan for Manchester Science Park has taken another step forward as its £21m development, Base, reaches practical completion.

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