Citylabs 1.0

Part of Life Sciences

Location Oxford Rd Manchester, M13 9NQ

A biomedical and science centre of excellence.

Citylabs 1.0 is a biomedical centre of excellence located on the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) campus, in the heart of Manchester’s Innovation District and within the largest clinical academic campus in Europe.

One of the only developments of its kind in the UK, representing a stronger relationship between the NHS, academic health science communities and industry, and is strategically aligned with the NHS ‘Innovation, Health and Wealth’ agenda. 

This unique partnership offers companies based at Citylabs direct access to specialist clinical resources and expertise from researchers, clinicians and procurement teams based within the hospitals to support business growth.



Workspace at Citylabs 1.0

Citylabs 1.0 - laboratory space


Citylabs 1.0 - meetings and events space



By Bus
From the city centre it is possible to catch the following routes: 142, 143, 42, 43, 41.
From the airport it is possible to catch the following routes: 43, 44.

By Train
Citylabs is served best by Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station. With its close proximity of 1.5 miles, it’s only a short walk or bus ride away.

By Taxi
Citylabs is a 10-minute drive from the centre, traffic permitting. To get a taxi to Citylabs, ask to travel to Nelson Street off Oxford Road, M13 9NQ.

By Car
From the south:
Exit the M56 at junction 1, drive along the A34 until you turn left onto Grafton Street.
From the west: Exit the M60 at junction 12 onto the M602. Continue onto the A57(M), exit this road onto the A34. Turn right onto Grafton Street.
From the north: Exit the M60 at junction 19 onto the A665. Continue onto the A665 and get onto the Mancunian Way. Exit this road onto the A34. Turn right onto Grafton Street.
Citylabs is served by two car parks in very close proximity to site:
CMMC Grafton Street Multi Storey Car Park, Manchester M13 9WL
Hathersage Rd Car Park, Manchester M13 0FH

On Foot
Citylabs is a 15-minute walk from the city centre. It is best approached by walking down Oxford Road, past the Universities until you reach the Oxford Pub, Citylabs will then be on your left in front of you.

Points of Interest

Located in the heart of Manchester's Corridor innovation district, Citylabs is just a stone's throw from world-class academic institutions Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy, as well as Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Locating at Citylabs 1.0 means you will be close to:

  • The Palace Theatre

  • The Whitworth

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary 

  • Whitworth Park

  • Contact Theatre 

  • Bars and Restaurants

  • Manchester Museum

  • Costa Coffee 

  • Sainsburys 

  • Kro Bar 


As well as an on-site Starbucks, food and drink for all tastes can be found along Oxford Road. Local amenities include:




The Palace Theatre

Contact Theatre


The Manchester Academy 

Royal Northern College of Music 

Food & Drink:

Black Dog Ball Room

Kro Bar

Big Hands 

Various supermarkets including Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury's


To enquire about any of our locations and workspaces, fill in the form and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can call us on 0161 279 6969