Openshaw Campus

East Manchester


Openshaw Campus
Ashton Old Road Openshaw
Manchester M11 2WH

Openshaw Campus is a welcoming centre, offering courses for school leavers, adults, university-level students and professionals. Many of the facilities at Openshaw are open to the community, including a salon, restaurant and fitness centre. Openshaw is a vibrant, modern campus, designed to be a supportive learning and social environment.

Facilities at Openshaw Campus include:

  • IT suites with tools for multimedia courses
  • purpose-designed retail unit offering real life experience to retail learners
  • recording studios
  • outdoor amphitheatre for live music
  • state of the art automotive, engineering, construction and electrical technology and training vehicles
  • hair and beauty salons, open to the public
  • library resource centre (LRC)
  • gym and fitness centre, open to the public
  • award winning training restaurant (Bistro East), open to the public
  • nursery
  • air cabin

Local area

Openshaw is a suburb of east Manchester, a short bus ride from Manchester’s city centre. Openshaw Campus is built at the heart of the community with an open plan design and attractive green space and water features. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are close to the campus. Sportcity has a number of sports venues and fitness and sports facilities for the public. There is a 14-screen cinema five minutes away by car or 25 minutes on foot.

Did you know?

Gorton Monastery, behind Openshaw Campus, was named one of the most endangered sites in the world in 1997, alongside Pompeii, Taj Mahal and Valley of the Kings. It was nicknamed ‘Manchester’s Taj Mahal’ and has now been restored.

Bus routes to Openshaw include:

C20, 219, 220, 221 53, 203, 216, 201, 188, 205, 206.


Velopark and Etihad Campus Stations are about 20 minutes' walk from the campus.


Ashburys train station is 10 minutes’ walk from the campus.

Bike parking

The Openshaw Campus has a bike cage near the Tower car park.

Car parking

Parking is available at the campus.

Opening times

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am-9.00pm
Reception open: 8.15am-7.30pm

Friday: 8.30am-6.00pm
Reception open: 8.15am-5.00pm

Accessibility of college sites

Detailed information about the accessibility of the college's sites and facilities is provided by DisabledGo, an organisation that specialises in producing online access guides to venues.