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Aerial view of Oxford Road corridor
Liz Bamber
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.

May 2021 Oxford Road Corridor announce Corridor of Light

Oxford Road Corridor is pleased to announce the first-ever Corridor of Light, a celebration of language through light, music and ideas.

May 2021 Rowena Burns steps down from Manchester Science Partnerships and the Oxford Road Corridor Board

“For many years Rowena has been a driving force in the Oxford Road Corridor partnership – successfully leading innovative large-scale capital developments and cutting-edge initiatives. And whilst she will no longer be on the Board, in her role as Chair of Health Innovation Manchester, the partnership will continue to have a close working relationship with […]

December 2020 Redevelopments underway for Manchester Science Park’s Base

“This investment is a strong statement of confidence in Manchester’s ever-growing tech and innovation sector which will contribute to the city’s economic recovery and future success.” Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council Another step forward has been made for the Innovation District as Base at Manchester Science Park will see a £21m, 91,000 […]

December 2020 Oxford Road Corridor provides funding for the development of an improved design of arterial sheaths.

“This project is an excellent example of how partners on the Oxford Road Corridor are working together to address unmet healthcare needs – linking academic, clinical and commercial expertise to discover innovative solutions.” Professor Jackie Oldham Professor Jackie Oldham, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Oxford Road Corridor, brought people together to lead an investigation into […]

October 2020 Oxford Road Corridor’s Executive Member, Diana Hampson, honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Oxford Road Corridor’s Executive member, Diana Hampson has been awarded an MBE for her services to higher education and communities in Greater Manchester. As Director of Estates and Facilities at The University of Manchester, Diana leads the delivery of the £1 billion Campus Masterplan and is responsible for over 887,000 square metres of academic, administrative, […]

October 2020 Yourgene Health signs partnership deal with blue chip Japanese company

“We are delighted to have secured this key strategic partnership expanding and consolidating our geographical reach into Japan.This is a great endorsement of our analytical capabilities, and we are pleased to be able to customise these class-leading technology tools: Flex Software and Atlas Workflow Manager for our partner.We hope to develop future collaborations with this […]

October 2020 Cultural Producer – Call for Expressions of Interest

Oxford Road Corridor’s ‘Culture on the Corridor’ group has secured match funding to develop a proposal to Arts Council England (ACE) for a new light festival aimed to engage both communities and institutions in what makes the Oxford Road Corridor unique to Manchester. We are now seeking expressions of interest from Greater Manchester based cultural […]

September 2020 Oxford Road Corridor supports Bubble PAPR: an innovative PPE respirator developed to support fight against Covid

“The Bubble PAPR is both ergonomically and mechanically the right product to meet the need to protect NHS staff during the COVID crisis and beyond. The early stage funding received from the Oxford Road Corridor was critical in kickstarting the project”. Dr Glen Cooper, Program Director for Mechanical Engineering Design at UoM The simple and […]

August 2020 Now hiring – Social Media and Marketing Manager

Job Title: Social Media and Marketing Manager Salary: £35,845 p/a Nature of Contract: Full time / 2-years fixed term Location: Citylabs 1.0, Nelson Street, Manchester Reporting to: Partnership Director, Oxford Road Corridor Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s innovation district home to a unique concentration of knowledge, business and cultural assets. The area is overseen by […]

August 2020 Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester to head up £32m Productivity Institute

“This is a landmark investment by the government. It demonstrates how serious the government is about solving the UK’s productivity puzzle and importantly, it signals a commitment to help create an economy that works for everyone, with growth that is sustainable, inclusive and regionally distributed. We are proud to lead a group of some of […]

July 2020 Citylabs 2.0 hits a new milestone as it reaches practical completion.

“The development of this new health innovation and precision medicine campus and the practical completion of Citylabs 2.0 helps confirm Manchester as a world leader in this vital industry, creating a raft of highly skilled health science jobs and providing an all important economic boost to the city. Manchester’s future success depends on building on […]

June 2020 Work Underway on City’s New LGBT+ Centre

After years of successful fundraising, The Proud Trust is delighted that it has finally started rebuilding its LGBT+ Centre in Manchester’s city centre this week. “This year we are laying down bricks in our city, as we did in 1988, to create a safe haven for all LGBT+ people within our local community. We’re so […]