TraffordCity is about to get a whopping 28 acres of relaxation!
Plans to build the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort have been approved by Trafford Council, which will allow Therme Group to build a huge, 28-acre resort opposite the Trafford Centre.
Therme Manchester will combine hundreds of water-based activities with wellbeing treatments, art, nature and technology, creating a unique experience “never before seen in the UK”.
Approved just last night, the natural environment will be home to thousands of trees and plants, as well as a whole host of activities – with something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can expect reasonable prices, as well as a two-acre wellbeing garden, waterslides, a wave pool, indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms and exotic relaxation areas – all under one tropical-inspired roof. Activities will be available for children, adults and the elderly.
Water lagoons and swim-up bars will be surrounded by beautiful, botanical gardens, while mineral baths, yoga sessions and fitness classes will take place elsewhere in the dynamic centre. The centre hopes to fill a gap for much-needed physical and mental wellbeing in modern-day life, with a tram stop just outside making it accessible for all.
As well as all of the incredible wellbeing resources and activities, guests will be able to enjoy a range of bars, cafes and restaurants for all occasions, focusing on healthy choices for both adults and children.
Stelian Iacob, Senior Vice President of Therme Group Worldwide and CEO of Therme Group UK, has said: “We are delighted that planning has been approved so we can bring the UK’s first Therme Group city wellbeing resort to Manchester. This will transform life for city residents and people further afield, creating a fun and accessible experience with profound health and wellbeing benefits for all.”
James Whittaker, Peel L&P Group Development Director, added: “The creation of Therme Manchester will bring an accessible, yet world-class health and wellbeing attraction to the people of Greater Manchester and beyond. It will transform TraffordCity, bring fantastic employment opportunities as well as bolster the regional economy including tourism and be a key contributor to the Northern Powerhouse.”
Therme Manchester is predicted to attract two million visitors annually, which will make it the most visited water-based attraction in Europe. Development is expected to begin this year, with an expected opening date in 2023.