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Aerial view of Oxford Road corridor
Liz Bamber
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 […]

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 […]

June 2017 Manchester startup unveils world first in imaging technology

“It’s great to see another yet another home-grown company flourish in the MSP community and we’re delighted to help them launch their latest product”. Rowena Burns, Chairman of Manchester Science Partnerships & Oxford Road Corridor Board Member This level of detailed imaging is vital for researchers working at the forefront of drug discovery, oncology, and […]

April 2017 Upcoming closure of Oxford Road

To enable the final phase of resurfacing to take place safely and efficiently, from Monday 10 April through to Sunday 23 April (inclusive) Oxford Road will close in both directions between Grosvenor Street and Charles Street. The signed diversion route for all traffic heading in to and out of the city centre during this time will be Upper Brook Street and Princess Street.Bus services […]

March 2017 Spotlight on Corridor Manchester at MIPIM

The city has positioned itself as a progressive space; an original modern city” and that “we set up Corridor Manchester with a shared interest in making that part of Manchester one of Europe’s best innovation districts”. Chris Oglesby, Corridor Board member and Chief Executive of Bruntwood During the session, Manchester Science Partnerships announced the name […]

March 2017 Oxford Road closures and restrictions from Monday 13 February

A breakdown of the work that will be carried out during this time is as follows:  Monday 13 February to Sunday 19 March (inclusive): · Full road closure between Booth Street and Charles Street· One-way running in place between Charles Street and Whitworth Street for inbound traffic only – until Saturday 25 February From Monday […]

February 2017 Corridor Manchester goes from strength to strength

The planned or committed schemes described in the report show the strength of the Corridor Manchester area. Developments currently underway at The University of Manchester include the Alliance Business School and Hotel, the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) and the Schuster Annexe, all due to be completed in 2018. The Sir Henry Royce Institute […]

January 2017 Circle Square, Oxford Road’s Newest Neighbourhood

“We were thrilled when Manchester School of Art approached us about this partnership, and we were overwhelmed by the quality of the work presented to us by the students.” Ana Vieitez, Marketing Manager at Circle Square Circle Square and lecturers at Manchester School of Art (MSA) teamed up and created a design brief for year […]

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