Atom Valley is located in Greater Manchester, North West England – an international city region that boasts a £70 billion economy.

A hive of invention

Globally renowned destination

As one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, 7.2 million people live within a one-hour drive including over 100,000 students.

Globally renowned destination

A world leader in research and sustainability

Collectively, its five universities claim 25 Nobel Prize winners, and together with supportive local authorities and a forward-thinking private sector, Greater Manchester is home to significant research and commercialisation activity.

From the birth of the cooperative movement to splitting the atom, programming computers and isolating graphene, the area has been a hive of invention for over a century. This is a place that was at the forefront of the first industrial revolution; now it will be the catalyst for the next.

Driven by a diverse industry base, it’s the UK’s second largest city region economy, with specialisms in advanced manufacturing, materials and machinery, as well as energy, life sciences, finance and professional services.

Strategically placed to unlock world-class integrated transport infrastructure, providing outstanding links across the region, as well as the rest of the UK and further afield. This includes a comprehensive rail network, 30-mile outer ring road, and an international airport that serves more than 190 destinations.

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20 minutes from Manchester city centre

Atom Valley covers sites in Bury, Oldham and Rochdale, just a short distance from central Manchester. 

20 minutes from Manchester city centre

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People live within a one-hour drive


Students from five universities