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Aerial view of Oxford Road corridor
Liz Bamber
April 2019 Manchester Science Partnerships delivers record financial results

The 12 months to the end of September 2018 saw a 35% increase in the consolidated net worth of MSP and its subsidiaries from £58.3m to £78.9m.MSP’s city centre campuses – Manchester Science Park and Citylabs, which are in the heart of Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor innovation district, offer lab and office space for digital […]

March 2019 Oxford Road Corridor enters transatlantic partnership to enhance growth and competitiveness of life sciences innovation companies across the city region.

The Life Science industry plays a critical role within the health and social care system, providing a pipeline of innovation with the potential to transform population health and wellbeing. Oxford Road Corridor is fortunate in that it enjoys a diverse and burgeoning Life Sciences sector, encompassing everything from pharmaceutical, medical technology and digital companies who […]

March 2019 ID Manchester, the University of Manchester’s latest development

“… I truly believe we can make ID Manchester the innovation capital of Europe, providing the perfect conditions for organisations of all sizes and from different sectors, to share knowledge and work together turning incredible ideas into reality.” Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester and Chair of the Oxford […]

October 2018 Bruntwood SciTech, the largest technology property partnership in the UK

Bruntwood and Legal & General Capital (Legal & General) have established a landmark 50:50 partnership to create the UK’s largest property platform dedicated to driving science and technology growth in regional cities. The deal will see the two partners invest £360m of capital, property and intellectual assets into a new company, Bruntwood SciTech, with a […]

October 2018 Oxford Road Cycleway wins award for Excellence in Cycling and Walking

Winning the Excellence in Cycling and Walking accolade, the scheme was led by Oxford Road Corridor partners, Transport for Greater Manchester and Manchester City Council.  Launched in September 2017, the ‘Dutch-style’ cycle lanes were one of the most ambitious highway projects Manchester city centre has ever seen. As a result of this success, Manchester plans […]

August 2018 The University of Manchester launches international search partner

“The potential of the North Campus site is huge and this is great news for Manchester.​ There are tremendous opportunities to regenerate this distinctive part of the city and we welcome the university’s growth, investment and job creation ambitions for the development.” Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council & Oxford Road Corridor Board Member This […]

July 2018 147 Bus Service from September 2018

The new service will begin on 3rd September at 05:31 hrs and will run from Piccadilly Railway Station to Citylabs near Manchester University Hospitals Trust on Oxford Road (not through the hospital boulevard) every 15 minutes until 06:46 hrs. Thereafter, the frequency will increase to every 10 minutes and the service will extend to West Didsbury. The […]

July 2018 World-leading precision medicine campus set to open on Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor

“We are proud to be part of the partnership that has led to this hugely important deal for our great city, and a thrilled that our long-standing customer QIAGEN has chosen our Citylabs 2.0 for their new home as they make this significant expansion. With our Joint Venture partner, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, we […]

June 2018 CityVerve Marketplace, 2 years in a day

This £16m project awarded to Manchester as the result of a successful bid, involved 20 partners from the public, corporate, SME and academic worlds forming a network of dedicated individuals whom shaped the demonstrator, which focused on the unique Oxford Road Corridor area of Manchester City Centre. Today marked the end of the project which […]

April 2018 Contact commences £6.75m transformation

“The re-opened Contact building and our new facilities will massively improve the experience for audiences, artists and project participants. It will make the building more accessible, and will improve Contact’s economic and environmental sustainability. It’s fantastic to be working with a North West based contractor who aligns with our social values, and is also committed […]

April 2018 Contact Fundraising Campaign

“I already miss Contact but I am so excited about next summer when we can see all our ideas and hard work brought to life. It’s an incredible legacy to have been a part of at just 24 and an opportunity I couldn’t have even imagined.” Ella Dix-Nagra, Con:Struct member Today Contact, Manchester’s critically acclaimed, […]

March 2018 FutureEverything to unveil a new multimedia art installation, SuperGestures

“I am really grateful for the enthusiasm and creativity that the 50 young people brought to this project. We had an incredibly diverse group of participants and it’s essential that they get the chance to explore and express their relationship with technology and policy making in the city, especially given that they are the future […]

November 2017 Contact announces city-wide performance programme as building transformation given the green light

“Working with children and young people is an absolute priority for the Arts Council. Contact has always put the needs of the young people at the forefront of its work and we’re delighted that they will benefit from these improved facilities. I look forward to the re-opening in 2019”. Jane Beardsworth, Director North, Arts Council England […]

September 2017 TfGM Oxford Rd Launch

“The new look Oxford Road is great news for students, staff and visitors, many of whom already cycle or travel by bus to the University. Oxford Road is quieter and cleaner, safer for pedestrians and travel times on public transport have been reduced at peak times”. Diana Hampson, Director of Estates and Facilities at the […]

June 2017 FutureEverything new art commission for Manchester by emerging artist Naho Matsuda – every thing every time

“every thing every time is a piece of real-time digital writing, which is drawing from the many ‘things’ and ‘events’ and changes of ‘status’ that are constantly happening in Manchester,” “In every thing every time I have turned these data streams into narratives formatted as poems, that are stripped from their location information and any […]