About Manchester

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is located in The Paterson Building and the Oglesby Cancer Research Building (OCRB), both located in Withington, Manchester, next to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Wilmslow Road, M20 4BX).  The CRUK Manchester Institute has an excellent relationship with the Christie, forging critical links between basic and clinical scientists, many of whom are co-located with us in the Paterson and OCRB.

Withington is a vibrant and thriving part of Manchester, with many places to eat and shop within walking distance of the Institute.  There is an active street art scene (https://www.instagram.com/withingtonwalls/) which has attracted national attention, particulary for the large mural of local hero Marcus Rashford.  There are many parks and green spaces to enjoy, a community-run leisure centre, and for those with children there are a large number of local primary schools in the area.  Many Institute members live in the surrounding areas of Didsbury, Chorlton, Northenden and Fallowfield which offer further amenities.

A view of Withington from the Paterson Building, looking towards the city centre of Manchester

Image: A view of Withington taken from the Paterson Building, looking towards Manchester city centre

Withington is well-connected to the rest of Manchester.  Located about 5 miles from the city centre, there are multiple buses each hour into the city centre.  For more information on travel, see the Transport for Greater Manchester website.  

Manchester is one of the most exciting cities in Europe, with facilities to match. Manchester is home to over 2.6 million people, with 7 million more living within the wider region. It is therefore Britain's second largest city after London, and the range of activities and facilities reflect this (see for example http://www.visitmanchester.com/). There has been significant regeneration and investment throughout the city, and there are now fantastic facilities for every activity ranging from sport (playing and watching), music, theatre, arts, museums, eating and drinking. The city is also within easy distance of some of the finest countryside in the UK, including the Lake District, and the Peak District.

In addition Manchester International Airport is only a short drive or tram ride from the Institute, and the area is also served by extensive road and rail links, making it easy to travel to other parts of the UK or overseas.