The University of Manchester’s high-profile £1.5bn ‘innovation district’ ID Manchester will be realised as part of a joint venture between Bruntwood SciTech and Stanhope.
Place North West reports that UoM has chosen the duo to take the reins on the high-profile regeneration project – building 2.6m sq ft of offices and living space near the campus Sackville Street Building.
ID Manchester is set to create 6,000 jobs – attracting global organisations in science, research, development, culture and technology to Manchester city centre.
UoM has been seeking a partner to deliver the 18-acre project – Place North West says that Bruntwood and Stanhope have edged out competition from Peel L&P with Urban Splash.
ID Manchester has been described by UoM as “the place where the world’s most valuable ideas [will be] transformed into reality.”
Last year, Diana Hampson, Director of Estates and Facilities at The University of Manchester said ID Manchester would draw on “Manchester’s ecosystem of ideas, discovery, research and development [and] provide the canvas on which all those strands can come together to take urban regeneration to a whole new level.”
She added: “ID Manchester will be where our most valuable discoveries today, are tried, tested and developed into the technology, buildings and commerce of tomorrow.”
Printworks to unveil its £21m transformation with huge free party
Manchester’s landmark venue Printworks will be celebrating the completion of its £21m refurbishment with a massive free party.
The huge new-look venue will have TikTok sensation DJ SUAT headlining the launch party on 21 March.
SUAT will be live-streaming from Manchester city centre during the day, running around town on his signature portable DJ decks and handing out VIP tickets for the Printworks party.
He’ll be performing around Exchange Square and streaming live from the roof of Printworks, with a third location yet to be revealed.
SUAT now has more than one million followers on social media thanks to his viral public live streams, which have included him DJing while paragliding over a festival and kayaking down Amsterdam Canal.
When the launch party itself kicks off in the evening, SUAT, who has played at some of the biggest club nights and festivals in the world, will be delivering a crowd-pleasing dance party for hundreds of guests at the city centre venue.
He’ll be joined for the evening by Bohemian House Choir and a host of other performers and dancers.
It’s all to celebrate the new-look Printworks, which will be an immersive, digital-first leisure destination and entertainment venue.
As part of the refurb, Printworks will be home to the largest digital ceiling in Europe, bathing the internal streets in colourful light and sound.
Lydia Ellis from Printworks comments: “SUAT has been on a mission to change stereotypes in electronic dance music and has captured the hearts of fans across the globe.
“He’s the perfect star to celebrate the new, digitally immersive Printworks. The Centre will always be free to enter so everyone can come and experience the spectacular content, which has to be seen to be believed.
“We’re breaking new ground with our digital screens and SUAT is breaking new ground musically and with his style of performance. It’ll be a launch party like no other.”
The free Printworks launch party will take place from 7pm on Thursday 21 March, with SUAT headlining at 8.30pm.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is coming to Manchester on first-ever UK tour
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has announced its first-ever UK and Ireland tour, and it’s coming to Manchester.
The smash hit West End production, which documents the life of the iconic singer and is packed with her biggest hits, will visit the Palace Theatre.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has been running at the Aldwych Theatre for more than five years, smashing box office records, and eight productions have opened worldwide.
The show is currently on tour in North America and Australia but details of a UK and Ireland leg have finally been announced, with a huge run in Manchester.
The glittering production tells the story of the 12-time Grammy Award-winning Queen of Rock n Roll.
It’s a true and inspiring story which captures how she dared to dream fiercely, shatter barriers and defy the bounds of age, gender, and race to conquer the world against all odds.
Its soundtrack includes her hits like The Best, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Private Dancer and River Deep, Mountain High.
Producer Tali Pelman said: “Tina Turner played to packed out arenas across the UK and Ireland throughout her extensive career.
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL. Credit: Matt Crockett Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is coming to Manchester’s Palace Theatre. Credit: Manuel Harlan
“We’re thrilled to now be able to bring her extraordinary story to stages across the UK and Ireland for the first time with TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, celebrating the life and times of a truly inspirational woman whose story continues to move and elate audiences around the world every night.”
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is dedicated to the memory of Tina Turner, who sadly passed away in May 2023.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will be at the Palace Theatre in Manchester from Tuesday 25 November 2025 to Saturday 3 January 2026.
Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 5 March here.
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical UK tour dates in full
Thursday 6 – Saturday 22 March 2025, Leicester Curve
Wednesday 26 March – Saturday 5 April 2025, Sunderland Empire
Thursday 8 – Saturday 26 April 2025, Bristol Hippodrome
Tuesday 6 – Saturday 24 May 2025, Grand Opera House, Belfast
Tuesday 27 May – Saturday 14 June 2025, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 28 June 2025, Birmingham Hippodrome
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 12 July 2025, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Tuesday 15 July – Saturday 2 August 2025, Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 23 August 2025, Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Tuesday 26 August – Saturday 6 September 2025, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 20 September 2025, Sheffield Lyceum
Tuesday 23 September – Saturday 4 October 2025, King’s Theatre Glasgow
Tuesday 7 – Saturday 18 October 2025, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Tuesday 28 October – Saturday 8 November 2025, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Tuesday 11 – Saturday 22 November 2025, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tuesday 25 November 2025 – Saturday 3 January 2026, Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 24 January 2026, Theatre Royal, Norwich
Tuesday 27 January – Saturday 7 February 2026, Milton Keynes Theatre
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 28 February 2026, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 14 March 2026, Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Tuesday 17 March – Saturday 4 April 2026, Leeds Grand Theatre