Development partner sought for the former Manchester Royal Eye Hospital - MIDAS

Development partner sought for the former Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Corridor Manchester is looking for a development partner to turn the former Royal Eye Hospital building, Oxford Road, Manchester into 10,000 square metres of modern business space for science, research and innovation, bio and medical technology companies.

The project will cost approximately £20 million, funded through the private and public sector and it is expected the scheme will be completed by spring 2012.

Jackie Potter, chief executive, Corridor Manchester said: “The former Royal Eye Hospital is a great development opportunity where we intend to provide the modern business space that is much needed for companies wanting to locate in the Corridor area, and who wish to take advantage of the large network of health, science, medical innovation and technology companies already located here.”

Corridor Manchester is already in detailed discussions with a global clinical trial company which is looking to take a significant amount of the space and is also in negotiations to create a new training facility for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust).

The former Royal Eye Hospital is located in the heart of Europe’s most comprehensive clinical academic campus made up of five NHS hospitals and two universities – the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University – which over the last ten years have been the building blocks of Manchester’s research and innovation capability.

Developers interested in finding out more about the Royal Eye Hospital opportunity should contact John Boulby, project manager, on 07795 417684 or

The Royal Eye Hospital site is owned by the Trust, which is one of the partners of Corridor Manchester, the organisation set up to drive economic growth and regeneration on the Corridor – the Oxford Road area of the City.

Source: Corridor Manchester

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