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Birley is Manchester Metropolitan's world-class centre for Education and Health Professionals and the university’s flagship community campus. Opened in October 2014, Birley is an award-winning development featuring: 

  • A state-of-the-art learning and teaching environment for more than 6,500 staff and students
  • 967 environmentally friendly student homes
  • Community access to shared ground-floor facilities including a drama and dance studio, multi-purpose hall, clinic, cafés and informal meeting spaces
  • Accessible public space which supports biodiversity and urban ecology. It includes a community orchard, wetland areas and more than 300 trees planted across the site
  • New retail units along Stretford Road

Community is at the very heart of the Birley. Through our academic partnerships and research, schools outreach, volunteering and community engagement we are building strong relationships to ensure Birley is a place that everyone can be proud of and enjoy.