ID Manchester

Creating a new, world-class innovation district situated in one of the world’s greatest cities

Stanhope is supporting the recently formed joint venture partnership between Bruntwood SciTech and the University of Manchester to develop ID Manchester. Based in the heart of the city of Manchester and set over 9 hectares, ID Manchester is Europe’s most ambitious innovation district.
ID Manchester will be a new kind of place - an innovation platform, home to the most exciting new ideas and ventures, addressing some of humanity's greatest challenges and opportunities.
The University of Manchester is on a mission to become the innovation capital of Europe. Building on its world-class research, extensive business network and strong civic relationships, the University is powering the innovation ecosystems that flow across Greater Manchester and beyond.
ID Manchester will be key to realising this goal. A new, world-class innovation district situated in one of the world’s greatest cities, neighbouring the University and building upon its proud history of bold ideas, discovery and invention. ID Manchester will provide a new community for forward-thinking, like-minded individuals and businesses. A place where they can start or scale their UK HQ. A place they can call home, build their career, or just visit and enjoy. A place that shares their values as well as their ambition. Innovation will be fostered through spaces designed to collide, collaborate and create.
ID Manchester will be a highly connected new city neighbourhood in an unrivalled City Centre location. It sits adjacent to Manchester’s main public transport hub, Piccadilly Railway Station, is 20 minutes by train to the international airport and, once HS2 is completed, will be just over one hour from London by train and the most connected location in the North of England.
Setting a new standard for urban regeneration at scale, it plans to create 10,000 high-quality new permanent jobs, 2.6m sq ft of new workspace, two hotels and 1,350 new homes. ID Manchester will also invest over £28 million in its public realm to create a canvas for its vibrant cultural and events programme, enlivening this new area of the City for residents and visitors alike.
Life Sciences
Originate, Design
2021 to Present
Bruntwood SciTech, University of Manchester
Manchester city centre
Gross area
10.6 hectares