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Campus Masterplan

Alliance MBS is the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK and part of the UK's biggest university - The University of Manchester.

The School is located at the heart of the University’s campus and our ambitious development will have a major impact on the city of Manchester and the North West region.




campus redevelopment

40,500 sq ft

retail and leisure space

Along side the University’s £1billion Campus Masterplan, the School is undergoing an ambitious transformation that will have a major impact on the city of Manchester and the North West region. The £84million Alliance MBS building project involves a full exterior and interior refurbishment, including a brand new library and inspiring spaces for teaching, research, group work and personal study. Our new home will be unveiled in 2018, rejuvenating the Oxford Road Corridor and giving us facilities to match our international reputation. To see more, scroll down to view the gallery.

University of Manchester learning commons aerial view


University Green

We are redeveloping the precinct centre to create a 40,500 square foot retail and leisure hub called University Green, opening winter 2018. Several exciting brands have already been announced - watch this space for more updates soon.










Brewdog logo

Friska logo

Executive Education Centre

As part of the wider redevelopment of Alliance MBS, a new two-storey Executive Education Centre is being built adjacent to the new School building. It will provide a new home for the business School's corporate leadership and management programmes. Key features include:

  • Modern and appealing custom-built teaching space
  • Well-located just Oxford Road, next to Alliance MBS, in the heart of UoM campus
  • Flexible space over two floors to accommodate different activities
  • Holds up to 120 people
  • Translation booths
  • Direct access to hotel
  • On-site receptionist
  • Car parking adjacent



Alongside this redevelopment, a 4* Crowne Plaza® and a Staybridge Suites® hotel are being built which will welcome AMBS and University clients, visitors and members of the public.

The Crowne Plaza will host 212 bedrooms with Sleep Advantage® Programme, which includes premium bedding, aromatherapy, quiet zone floors and guaranteed wake-up call. A club lounge, gym with sauna and outside terrace area, amongst other facilities including meeting rooms and boardroom will accompany the hotel.  

The Staybridge Suites® will include 116 studio and one bedroom suites all with fully equipped kitchens and great views of the city. Complimentary WiFi, complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast, evening social reception three times a week, residents lounge and The Den meeting area, plus a 18th-floor terrace will also feature.

Crowne Plaza logo Staybridge Suites logo June 2018


Campus Masterplan

The School’s redevelopment project is part of the University’s £1 billion ten-year plan to create a world class campus for staff and students. The Campus Masterplan 2012-22 will see the University create a single campus, where as well as bringing major improvements to the public realm, new student facilities and buildings for research and teaching will be constructed.

Oxford Road Corridor

The School’s new redevelopment will sit in the centre of one of Manchester’s key transport routes and one of Europe’s busiest bus corridors. “Corridor Manchester” is the name given to this district where a number of key changes have happened so far and these will continue to over the coming months and years.

This groundbreaking redevelopment of one of Manchester’s most iconic roads is seeing it transformed into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard giving priority to buses, hackney carriages, emergency vehicles and bicycles. These changes will deliver faster bus journeys and ensure services are more punctual and reliable, while improvements to cycling facilities along the road will make it easier and safer for more people to ride along this popular route.


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