Future Developments

In 2018 a Strategic Spatial Framework was adopted, which provides a guide for future development ensuring good quality design and development principles maintain the area’s unique characteristics.

The Oxford Road Corridor has an adopted Strategic Spatial Framework and several site-specific Strategic Regeneration Frameworks. These frameworks maintain the area’s unique innovation eco-system and allow the right development to be brought forward at pace and scale, without the need for additional Local Development Orders. Key development sites include ID Manchester, Manchester Science Park, Citylabs Campus, Circle Square, First Street, Former Elizabeth Gaskell Campus and Upper Brook Street.

The Oxford Road Corridor is served by Deansgate, Oxford Road, and Manchester Piccadilly rail stations, as well as good connections via Metrolink and the bus network, making it one of the most accessible places in Greater Manchester by public transport. It also has strong connectivity to other key GM growth locations, such as the Salford Innovation Triangle and Atom Valley, creating an important link for firms looking to scale up to larger scale manufacturing, which cannot be accommodated on the Corridor.