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: Sir Richard Leese, Dave Moutrey, Chris Oglesby, Professor Linda Merrick, Pat Bartoli, Thomas Renn, 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, Claire Robinson and Thomas Renn.

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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November 2021 Bee Network Cycle Hire scheme trails on Oxford Road Corridor

Public trial of Greater Manchester’s first publicly operated, self-service, 24/7 cycle hire programme begins here on Oxford Road with docking stations at key sites from Fallowfield Campus, to Oxford Street.

August 2021 Oxford Road Corridor Place-shaping Consultant’s Brief

The Oxford Road Corridor partnership are seeking an external consultant to develop a place-shaping plan. The strategy should integrate with the Oxford Road Corridor Strategic Spatial Framework (SSF), and other strategic development documents and transport strategies, with a focus on public realm and wayfinding.

June 2021 Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust to become an innovation hub

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has been selected by the Health Foundation to be part of its new programme supporting health care providers to enable innovation.

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