Citylabs 2.0 & 3.0 public exhibition

  • 16 November 2016
  • 12.00 - 19.00
  • Citylabs 1.0


Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and Manchester Science Partnerships invite local residents and other stakeholders to attend a public exhibition of plans to develop an exciting and high quality new mixed use development at the Old Saint Mary’s Hospital building on the corner of Oxford Road and Hathersage Road.

The proposed development comprises two new buildings and the refurbishment of part of the Old Saint Mary’s Hospital and Chapel, therefore regenerating this currently underutilised site. The scheme will support the existing university, research and healthcare uses clustered in this area and signifies substantial investment within Corridor Manchester, a key regeneration priority for Manchester City Council and a key arterial route into the City Centre.

The proposals will deliver high quality commercial and research floorspace in a sustainable location, with easy access to services, facilities, lifestyle opportunities and public transport connections.


The proposals represent the next phase in delivering Manchester Science Partnerships and CMFT’s Citylabs project, comprising approximately 30,000 sq.m new and refurbished floorspace. The development will include state of the art laboratories, new retail units at ground floor, and associated public realm and landscaping proposals. The planning application is due to be submitted in December 2016.

With the appointment of a high calibre design team and an emphasis on place making, the scheme will deliver new employment and retail opportunities, whilst also benefitting the wider area through provision of new public realm.

Learn more about the proposals If you would like to learn more about the proposals, we invite you to attend the drop-in exhibition on Wednesday 16th November 2016 (12.00 – 19.00), which is taking place at Citylabs 1.0, Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9NQ.

Additional images of the proposals will be on display, in addition to members of the project team being available to answer any questions.

How can I comment? There will be comments forms available at the event, or you can contact us with questions or requests for information via:

We would be grateful if all comments could be sent by Wednesday 30th November. Once the application has been submitted, members of the public will have a further opportunity to submit formal comments to the Local Planning Authority.