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.
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.
Our Executive is Chaired by Diana Hampson and other members include; Michael Stephenson, Angela Harrington and Claire Robinson.
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.
The transformation of the Pankhurst Centre exhibition space is incredible thanks to its new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family.
Artists Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi explore how images, objects and bodies hold memories of personal and social histories.
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.
Naughties alt-rockers Maxïmo Park visit Manchester Academy in support of their latest record, Nature Always Wins.
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.
Late night late 90s pioneering club night Black Angel returns to Contact to celebrate their 25th birthday.
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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.
Contact’s Artistic Director & CEO Keisha Thompson introduces us to a new era and marks the venues 50th year.
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.