Exterior view of St John's campus

St John's Centre will close at the end of 2022 with the provision relocating to our Shena Simon campus.

Why is St John's Centre closing?

We have invested £140m to upgrade our facilities including building our brand new City Campus Manchester, just across the road from the Manchester Arena which opened in September 2022.

This investment will provide generations of students with access to state-of-the-art, industry-standard facilities that will mirror the world of work, providing the perfect setting to help prepare them for a future career and in locations that are easy to get to by public transport.

To deliver these new purpose-built facilities, we are rationalising our campus estate and releasing some of our old sites.

What does this mean for my studies?

Degrees will now be delivered at one of our other sites including City Campus Manchester , Openshaw and Shena Simon. These changes give you the best opportunity to make the most of our new facilities and group all our specialist technical courses together in brand new facilities.

Information on where every course will be delivered can be found on the relevant course page when you apply.

Please note that we have written to all existing students and new applicants to inform them of where their courses will be relocated to and to outline the support we will be providing to them as they make the transition.

If you have any questions about the location of your course or want advice on what this means for you, please contact 03333 222 444 or email careers&welfare@ucenmanchester.ac.uk​.

St. John’s Centre
2 New Quay Street
Manchester M3 3BE

03333 222 444












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. 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 also close by.

Bus routes to St John’s Centre include: 33, 59, 84, 96, 255, X41, X43, X50. St John’s is a short walk from Deansgate, Castlefield, and St Peter’s Square Metrolink stops. Salford Central and Deansgate railway stations are a few minutes’ walk away.

You can find out how to get there from your home address using the Transport for Greater Manchester route planner: Plan a journey | Transport for Greater Manchester.

Car Parking

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