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Aerial view of Oxford Road corridor
Liz Bamber
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.

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 […]