17 Oct 2019
Next phase of Citylabs expansion announced
Manchester’s leading health innovation campus and home of Health Innovation Manchester, Citylabs, is set to expand further following high level demands as it continues to grow is presence as an international hub for genomics and precision medicine.
The plans to develop Citylabs 4.0 have been unveiled by Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT); a new £35million development that will grow the existing campus by 125,000 sq ft.
This development represents further progression for Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor, Europe’s largest clinical academic campus and one of the North West’s most important commercial areas.
It has been announced by Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) that subject to planning approval by Manchester City Council, Citylabs 4.0 will be built at the south of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) Oxford Road Campus, close to Citylabs 2.0 and 3.0.
Rowena Burns, Chair of Health Innovation Manchester and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), said: “We’ve seen huge developments and significant growth in the life sciences and digital technology sectors over the last five years, with pioneering solutions being created to tackle some of our most pressing health challenges. We’re keen to harness the opportunities created by the growth in these sectors and our plans for Citylabs 4.0 speak to this ambition.
“At Citylabs we have created a dynamic ecosystem, a place where companies and researchers work side by side, benefiting from being co-located on Europe’s largest clinical academic campus. We look forward to supporting these innovators in their ambitions to deliver improved health outcomes for our city region and beyond.”