Citylabs 1.0


Part of Citylabs

Location Nelson Street, Manchester , M13 9NQ

Flexible lab and office space in the heart of the UK's largest NHS provider Trust

Citylabs 1.0 is a biomedical centre of excellence which opened in 2014 and has proved hugely successful in creating stronger links between the NHS, academia and industry and assisting businesses located there in substantial growth.

Citylabs 1.0 is 100,000 sq ft of Grade A state of the art laboratory and office facilities in a beautiful Grade II listed building and new purpose-built facility for life science companies, joined by a stunning glass atrium.

The building has been designed to accommodate dedicated fume cupboard extraction for high specification laboratory fit out as well as mechanical ventilation, heating and cooling throughout the building, enabling individual suite level control. A BREEAM Excellent building design, Citylabs 1.0 uses sustainable low energy systems that minimise running costs and carbon emissions.

Businesses which locate here have direct access to MFT's specialist clinical resources and expertise from researchers, clinicians and procurement teams, as well as MSP's specialist growth support and events programme - including access to funding, talent, new markets and university resources. You will also join MSP's community of over 300 like-minded science and technology businesses.

By locating to any of the Citylabs buildings, your business could be eligible for up to £275,000 rate relief - £55k each year for up to five years, as part of the Corridor Manchester Enterprise Zone. Download the brochure to find out more.

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Left Bank, Manchester M3 3AH, UK

19.1 mi

Unnamed Road, Macclesfield SK10, UK

19.1 mi

37 mins


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Events at Citylabs 1.0

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Biomedical Catalyst 2020: Opportunities for collaboration & funding support

  • 18 August 2020
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • Online

ABGI - Innovation Funding Review

  • 20 August 2020
  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • Online

Solving your stumbling blocks: Q&A for small businesses

  • 26 August 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • Online Event

Intellectual Property Virtual Advice Clinic with HGF

  • 26 August 2020
  • 13.00 - 15.00
  • Phone or videoconferencing

Brand Advocacy Workshop

  • 26 August 2020
  • 14:00
  • Online

6 Seat Cinema - Escape with Pride

  • 27 August 2020
  • 17:00 - 19:00
  • MTC, Bright Building & City Labs

Meet Your Neighbours

  • 02 September 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • Bright Building/Virtual

ABGI - Innovation Funding Review

  • 03 September 2020
  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • Online

History of Citylabs 1.0

The original part of the Citylabs building which borders Oxford Road was originally built in 1886 and was designed by Pennington & Bridgen. The building became home to Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and was later given a Grade two listing. In 2014 the extension building to the rear was completed and Citylabs was launched.