Therme Manchester releases stunning new images of final plans for £250m wellbeing resort near Trafford Centre

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It will take two years to build and include swimming pools, slides, warm water lagoons and multi-sensorial saunas.

Plans for a huge £250million wellness resort near the Trafford Centre have moved a big step closer - and new images show what it’s going to look like. 

Therme Manchester has been granted planning approval from Trafford Council with work set to begin on the mammoth project later this year. 

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It will take two years to build though and will include large family and adults-only zones with swimming pools, slides, warm water lagoons and multi-sensorial saunas in what is the first project of its kind in the UK. 

How the internal leisure space at Therme Manchester will lookHow the internal leisure space at Therme Manchester will look
How the internal leisure space at Therme Manchester will look | Therme

The new images released show a dramatic, arched glass building that it is hoped will be ready by the tail end of 2025. It is estimated it will create 600 full-time jobs. 

Professor David Russell has been appointed CEO of Therme UK to drive the project having been involved in major ventures around the world including the London 2012 Olympics, the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019  and the $8 billion Expo 2020 in Dubai.

The plans for Therme Manchester's North Plaza - as seen from the Bridgewater CanalThe plans for Therme Manchester's North Plaza - as seen from the Bridgewater Canal
The plans for Therme Manchester's North Plaza - as seen from the Bridgewater Canal | Therme

“Therme Manchester will be the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort,” he said. “Our ambition is to make a positive difference in millions of people’s lives whilst creating a new wave in urban living.”

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Cllr Tom Ross, leader of Trafford Council, said: “I am very pleased that the planning committee supported this application. 

“This wellbeing resort is a huge £250m leisure development which is the first of its kind in the country and we are delighted it is being built here in Trafford. The resort will attract millions of visitors each year and will add significantly to the local economy during construction and once operational. 

How the £250million Therme development will look from above How the £250million Therme development will look from above
How the £250million Therme development will look from above | Therme

“It will also create more than 1,500 person-years of construction jobs and 600 permanent full-time jobs. The development sits a short walk from the latest Metrolink extension and supports several of our key commitments by improving health and wellbeing, providing connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians, creating a new public realm, and regenerating a vacant brownfield site in a sustainable location."

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