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Liz Bamber
January 2023 RNCM at 50

As the RNCM celebrates its 50th anniversary, it’s clear that Manchester’s global conservatoire offers something for everyone.

January 2023 Oxford Road Corridor launch new 2030 vision

The Oxford Road Corridor partnership is launching itsnew 2030 Vision to coincide with this year’s Convention of the North.

November 2022 Henry Royce Institute awarded £95 million to develop the super-materials of the future

The Business Secretary has announced a £95 million boost to develop the super-materials of the future at the Henry Royce Institute.

October 2022 Greater Manchester awarded largest-ever research funding

The National Institute for Health and Care Research has received a £59.1million award – the largest single research award given by the NIHR to the city region.

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.

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

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.

June 2021 Corridor of Light – Call out for proposals for commissioned work

We want to hear from Greater Manchester-based performers, visual artists, architects, musicians, scientists, inventors, writers, creatives, thinkers, designers and digital makers and anyone who can deliver an outstanding creative idea to support this first Corridor of Light.

June 2021 Preferred partner for £1.5 billion new global-leading ID Manchester announced by The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester announced Bruntwood SciTech, the UK’s leading property provider dedicated to the growth of the science and technology sector, as its preferred bidder to deliver the £1.5 billion ID Manchester development.

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