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 in 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

As part of the University’s £1billion campus masterplan, the School is nearing the completion of an ambitious development that will have a major impact on the city of Manchester and the North West region. The £84million Alliance MBS West building project involves a full exterior and interior refurbishment, including both office and teaching spaces that will be unveiled in 2018. The project also includes the redevelopment of the precinct centre – which will be known as University Green - to create a 40,500 square foot retail and leisure hub where you can eat, drink and shop.

University of Manchester learning commons aerial view

A 4* Crowne Plaza® and a Staybridge Suites® hotel are being built as part of The University of Manchester‘s £1 billion campus development. The two hotels are part of the wider redevelopment of Alliance MBS and will adjoin our new two-storey Executive Education Centre, which will provide a new home for the business school’s corporate leadership and management programmes.

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 ground-breaking 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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