Alliance Manchester Business School

Alliance Manchester Business School’s international reputation and its prime location at the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor will soon be matched by an impressive modern building. The project will create a new hotel and executive education centre, as well as redeveloped School buildings, which will bring everything together on one side of Oxford Road.

The 19-storey hotel development will provide high-end accommodation for visitors to the University and the city of Manchester more generally. The landmark building will connect to a new executive education centre, which will provide a new home for the Alliance MBS corporate leadership and management programmes.

The plans also include extensive remodelling and refurbishment of the existing 200,000 sq ft Business School to provide significant modernisation and improvements to its teaching and administrative accommodation, and a new library and enterprise zone, as well as updated catering facilities. The old precinct centre will be extensively redeveloped to create a 45,500 sq ft retail and leisure space, with the link bridge across Oxford Road being removed.

Public realm improvements will be central to this significant project, and will include pavement widening to enhance the area for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users, linking up with the Oxford Road corridor works.