St John's Centre

Central Manchester


St John's Centre
New Quay Street
Manchester M3 3BE

St John’s Centre is a modern campus in a stylish part of Manchester’s city centre. The campus has a professional atmosphere, giving students a taste of a contemporary business environment. Courses on offer include business and finance, law, accounting, languages, ESOL and Access. Students can study for accredited qualifications including AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and ILEX (Institute of Legal Executives).

Courses are available at all levels, from school leaver and apprenticeship to university level.

Facilities at St John’s Centre include:

  • latest communications technology
  • open plan area for socialising, eating and working online
  • library resource centre (LRC)
  • quiet study rooms
  • health and safety training centre
  • atrium design, bringing natural light to all four floors

Local area

St John’s Centre is in Spinningfields, a modern business and entertainment district built around a green space. Spinningfields hosts some of Manchester’s most innovative events including an outdoor cinema in summer and ice rink in winter.

Historic Deansgate is a short walk from the campus. It’s a haven for shoppers and crammed with coffee shops and delis. There’s also a supermarket where you can buy a sandwich to eat in Spinningfields Square. A few minutes’ walk along Deansgate is the John Rylands Library, a beautiful Victorian gothic library holding events and exhibitions. The People's History Museum and Museum of Science and Industry are close by.

Did you know?

Coronation Street has been filmed at Granada Studios, (across the road from St John’s Centre) since the 1960s.

Bus routes

Bus routes to St John’s Centre include:

33, 59, 84, 96, 255, X41, X43, X50


St John’s Centre is a short walk from Deansgate Castlefield and St Peter’s Square Metrolink (tram) stops.


Salford Central and Deansgate stations are a few minutes’ walk away.


There are no parking facilities at St John's Centre, but there is an NCP carpark on Quay Street, less than two minutes' walk from the campus.

Opening times

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

Friday: 8.30am-5.00pm
Reception open: 8.30am-4.30pm

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.