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Aerial view of Oxford Road corridor
Liz Bamber
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 […]

June 2020 HOME launches their second annual Green June

” Environmental sustainability is at the heart of who we are and what we do at HOME, so we’d like to invite you to get involved and take climate action with us now and create the green future we want and need”. Green June is a celebration of HOME’s sustainable activities, a strengthening of their […]

May 2020 MFT signs ambitious new EPR contract with Epic

“The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the national importance of integrating systems and processes in order to work effectively and dynamically. Once this system is implemented it will enable us to further improve services for patients and people who use our services”. Sir Michael Deegan CBE, Chief Executive of MFT The contract was signed following approval […]

May 2020 The Russell Group appoints Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell as its next Chair

“It is a great honour and privilege to be named the next Chair of this prestigious group of historic institutions. […] I look forward to working with this group of world-class universities and all other relevant organisations to ensure that UK universities remain global leaders in research, education and their many wide contributions to society”. […]

April 2020 The University of Manchester ranked first in the UK for its social and environmental impact

“It’s really pleasing that we’ve maintained our position as the top university in the UK for social and environmental impact, despite more universities than ever entering the ranking”. Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility The University of Manchester has again ranked as the top higher education institution in the country for its social and […]

April 2020 Henry Royce Institute to launch Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub for Greater Manchester

“The Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub provides a platform to work with SMEs across Greater Manchester to help them adopt the right sustainable plastic innovation for the right reasons. We will pioneer solutions that fit with our current and emerging waste management practices and help companies make decisions that are truly sustainable rather than just band-aid […]

April 2020 Citylabs Customer YourGene Health to Develop Covid-19 Tests

“We are pleased to be able to utilise our high quality manufacturing skills to support Novacyt in the production of a key diagnostic test for COVID-19”. Lyn Rees, CEO of Yourgene Yourgene, a leading international molecular diagnostics group, announces the signing of an agreement for contract manufacturing services with Novacyt S.A., an international specialist in […]

March 2020 Hilti to join growing Circle Square neighbourhood on Oxford Road Corridor

“Circle Square is one of the most sought-after places in Manchester for office space owing to its location and access to the city’s finest talent”. Matt Lee, Bruntwood SciTech Head of Commercial The company will occupy 42,000 sq ft office space, moving its 200-strong team from Trafford Park into the second, third and fourth floors of […]

March 2020 DNA Day comes to Manchester for the first time

“These events showcase the wide range of ways that genetic science impacts upon our lives, from health to archaeology. We have great events about de-extinction, creativity, and bioethics” Professor Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester and DNA Day Manchester 2020 originator Between the 23rd and 25th April, Manchester will celebrate DNA Day for the first time and provide […]

February 2020 Northcoders bring coding bootcamp to Circle Square

“We are delighted to have welcomed Northcoders to Manchester Technology Centre. The work they are doing around developing skills and creating the software developers of the future is critical to the growth of Manchester’s economy and is perfectly aligned with our vision of supporting the growth of the digital technology sector. Many of our customers […]