Watch: Therme Manchester: huge new spa and wellbeing resort will have 25 pools, 30 saunas & swim-up bars

The £250m development opposite the Trafford Centre aims to attract 1.5m guests a year - here’s what’s going inside.

A luxury wellbeing resort is set to open in Trafford in 2025.

Therme Manchester will feature 25 indoor and outdoor pools, 35 waterslides and more than 30 saunas and steam rooms - all set in tropical surroundings among 1,500 palm trees. A 28-acre site is now being developed opposite the Trafford Centre, with a schedule for opening in 2025.

And owners the Therme Group say they expect to attract lots of people looking for staycations among the anticipated 1.5m guests a year.

There will be 25 pools at Therme Manchester

The resort will also offer dozens of fitness classes a week, plus swim-up bars, a relaxation area and a warm water lagoon around a botanical garden.

And it will be surrounded by a 10,000sqm garden in the shape of a rose.

There’s also a hydroponic (non-soil) farm and beehives on the roof to provide honey used in beauty treatments.

There will be fitness classes at Therme Manchester

Richard Land, chief development officer of Therme Group UK, said:Therme Manchester will redefine city wellbeing, enhancing mental and physical health through an experience based in water and nature. Therme Manchester will offer a unique holiday at home, that acts as a catalyst for healthy lifestyles.”

Therme has resorts in a number of countries across Europe, America and Asia but says Trafford will be the UK’s first city-based resort of this size. It is estimated the development will create hundreds of jobs.