Plans are in motion to demolish EventCity to make way for Therme Manchester, a new 28-acre wellbeing resort.
Proposals have now been submitted to Trafford Council by regeneration business Peel L&P to get rid of the 28,000 square metre conference centre, located on Barton Dock Road at TraffordCity.
The ambitious £250million project will bring an all-season urban beach, a waterpark, thermal pools, a spa, as well an urban farm and botanical gardens under one roof at TraffordCity, which is already home to a number of attractions, including the Trafford Centre and Chill Factore. There will also be swim-up bars and warm water lagoons at the attraction which is expected to host 1.5m visitors a year when it opens.
James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s Executive Director of Development said: “Therme Manchester is an attraction like no other and it’s incredibly exciting to be making preparations to bring the UK’s first resort of this kind to TraffordCity for people of all ages to enjoy.
“It will attract visitors and investment from across the globe to TraffordCity and the wider city region and we’re proud to be the host venue for such an exceptional development with a strong focus on sustainability, health and wellbeing.”
If approved, the demolition could take place as early as the end of this month, with construction set to begin at the start of 2023.
The resort is predicted to take two years to complete.
Therme Group, the company behind the urban oasis, already have a number of entertainment and wellbeing sites across Europe, but say this UK’s first city-based resort of this size.
It will also see the creation of 1,200 new jobs for the local area.
Richard Land, Chief Development Officer of Therme Group UK said: “We are delighted to have reached this critical stage with Peel L&P, which marks the beginning of on-site works for Therme Manchester.
“An iconic project for the city as well as for the entire UK, this milestone confirms the arrival of Therme in the North. It also solidifies our vision for 90% of the UK to be within easy reach of a Therme destination, with future developments planned for Glasgow, London and other key cities.”