The UK’s first wellbeing resort is one step closer to opening after Trafford Council approved plans for Therme Manchester at the Trafford Centre.
Wellbeing organisation Therme Group plans to open Therme Manchester in Peel L&P’s TraffordCity in 2023. It is expected to cost around £250 million and will attract up to two million visitors each year within five years.
The new resort will feature water-based activities, wellbeing treatments, art, nature and technology. Designed by world-leading architects, engineers and artists, the resort will focus on sustainability, quality and visitor experience.
The central focus of the resort will be a wellbeing garden in the shape of a rose. It will be a bio-diverse garden, designed for all seasons and featuring terraces and water features.
Therme Manchester will feature a family zone with waterslides, a wave pool, steam rooms and indoor and outdoor pools. There will also be an adults only adrea, with botanical gardens, swim-up bars as well as therapeutic mineral baths.
Wellbeing is at the heart of the resort
Wellbeing is becoming more important for attractions. Museums, shops and theme parks are recognising that there is demand for services for people who want to become more active, and the positive effects on mental health. Therme Manchester is capitalising on this trend.
With daily yoga and pilates classes, wellness is at the heart of the resort. There will be classes for children, adults and seniors to promote an active, healthy lifestyle whilst providing a fun leisure activitity. Furthermore, the Therme Manchester resort will feature wellbeing treaments with skilled therapists to provide a range of treatments.
With so much on offer, people will be able to spend all day at the resort. With this in mind, there will be a range of restaurants, bars and cafes on site. The food on offer will be healthy but designed to appeal to people of all ages.
Senior Vice President of Therme Group Worldwide and CEO of Therme Group UK, Stelian Iacob, said that “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.”
The Therme Manchester will be 28 acres and will take over the current site of EventCity opposite the Trafford Centre. There is a Metrolink station opposite the site, allowing easy access to the resort. EventCity will relocate to a different location and redevelop to become a state-of-the-art events venue.
Therme Group is currently planning multiple wellbeing resorts in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region.