Arriving by car

Directions and travel information to arrive safely at The Christie by car

 From Stockport and East by motorway

  • Take the M60 Ring Road clockwise and leave at Junction 5. Turn right at major traffic lights onto Barlow Moor Road A5145 (towards Didsbury). Turn left at next traffic lights onto Palatine Road B5167. Go through one set of major traffic lights. The Christie is shortly after these. Turn right into Oak Road.

From the North by motorway

  • Take the M60 Ring Road anti-clockwise and follow signs for Manchester Airport.
  • Move to left lane and exit M60, Junction 5. Follow sign for Chester, Manchester Airport (M56), B'ham, A5103. Stay in left lane and take first exit from A5103 signed Northenden & Sale Moor.
  • At end of slip road, turn left at traffic lights at the Britannia Airport Hotel onto Palatine Road B5166 which becomes B5167. Then follow directions below From A5103

From the South by motorway

  • Take the M56, following signs to Manchester and then City Centre A5103.
  • Look out for a sign that says 'motorway ends in half a mile'. Shortly after this, move to left lane, take the slip road to Sale Moor and Northenden, signed B5166.
  • Keep in right hand lane of slip road. At the traffic lights, the road turns sharp right under the bridge, passing the Britannia Airport Hotel on your left. Follow directions From A5103.

From A5103

  • Go through Northenden shopping area, over the River Mersey and past the golf clubs.
  • Go through 2 major sets of traffic lights. Shortly after the second set, there is a sign for The Christie. For car park C continue along Palatine Road and the multi-storey (car park C) is on the right.

Car parking

For full details of our car parking please click here.

Useful links

  • The AA - Pick travel and Leisure - route planner (use The Christie as your destination)
  • MapQuest - Driving directions (use Withington Manchester and The Christie postcode M20 4BX)
  • - Maps and driving directions by postcode (The Christie postcode M20 4BX)
  • Traffic England : Highways Agency - Latest Manchester traffic reports

Oak Road resurfacing - starts Monday 5 November

From Monday 5 November, Highways England will start works to resurface Oak Road.

This will involve closing part of the footpaths on either side of the road. Oak Road will remain open for the majority of the time the work is taking place, and access will remain to all side roads and driveways.

You can read more about the Oak Road resurfacing works here.

Important information from Transport for Greater Manchester: Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route improvement scheme – potential disruption to travel for 12 months

Starting on Wednesday 29 August, Manchester City Council and Salford City Council will begin major improvement works on six junctions on and around Regent Road.

Once complete, the £15 million Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route improvement (MSIRR) scheme will help to ease congestion on one of the busiest routes into and out of Manchester city centre from Salford by increasing capacity by up to 20%.

The work is scheduled to take 12 months to complete and during this time Regent Road will be reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction. As a result, journey times are expected to increase significantly, especially during the morning and evening peaks.

The six junctions set to be affected include:

  • The junction of Dawson Street, Regent Road, Trinity Way and Water Street.
  • The junction of Regent Road and Ordsall Lane (Salford).
  • The junction of Regent Road and Oldfield Road (Salford).
  • The Mancunian Way, A56, A5067 roundabout.
  • The junction of Trinity Way and Hampson Street.
  • The junction of Hampson Street, East Ordsall Lane and Middlewood Street.

For more information about the scheme, please visit Manchester City Council’s MSIRR webpage.

Travel advice

On Monday 13 August, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) launched a bespoke Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route webpage at to help people plan their journeys while this work takes place.

The work to Regent Road is expected to cause delays on other nearby routes including the M602 and Mancunian Way, while surrounding routes – such as Chester Road, Princess Road, A580 East Lancs Road, Trinity Way, Hyde Road, Stockport Road and Ashton Old Road – will likely be much busier than usual.

The advice for motorists is to plan ahead, allow extra time for journeys, use public transport where possible and use alternative routes during the morning and evening peaks. Road users should avoid using the M602 to travel into the city centre if possible and use alternative city centre exits from the M60.

As mentioned, journey times for motorists will significantly increase, for example:

  • During the morning peak, travel into the city centre via the M602, Regent Road and on to the Mancunian Way is expected to increase from around 15-20mins to at least 25-30mins.
  • During the evening peak, journeys out of the city centre along the Mancunian Way, Regent Road and on to the M602 are expected to increase from around 20-25mins to at least 40-45mins.

You can see a map below which shows the expected cross-city journey times from the M60 while the work takes place. There’s also an additional heat map which shows the areas which will be busier than usual while this work takes place.

Drivers should consider using public transport where it is an option – or consider cycling or walking if they are able to do so. Where possible, working from home could also be considered.

Contact details

  • For more information about the work, including maps of the roads affected, visit Manchester City Council’s website at
  • For the latest travel advice be sure to visit the TfGM website regularly at and also follow on Twitter @OfficialTfGM

Click to view expected journey times during Inner Relief Road works

Click to view a heat map of the Inner Relief Road works