A Game-Changer for the City, Enriching Lives and Transforming Communities 

Therme Manchester, the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, is inviting the public to view and comment on a new design, for its landmark wellbeing resort, which will be submitted to Trafford Council in the coming weeks. 


Therme Manchester has implemented a series of design improvements, providing better access for the large number of expected visitors. Three entrances will welcome guests arriving from all directions and a new, landscaped green boulevard will receive people travelling by car to Therme Manchester and the nearby Trafford Palazzo. Greater access will also be provided for cyclists and those arriving on foot via public transport.   


The public can view and comment on the plans online ahead of the planning submission that will be submitted in the next few weeks. Subject to approval, the £250m construction is on track to begin later this year with works scheduled to take around 24 months. 


The concept for the project has moved from being principally a single building (with zones) and undulating roof line, to a more pavilion-style concept – with separate, connected structures which are immersed and enveloped in a natural landscape. New on-site parking arrangements are also concealed in nature, the roof providing an outdoor customer terrace with views through to the canal. The creation of a new connection to the Bridgewater Canal will enhance the link from the resort to Manchester city centre, allowing better access for pedestrians and cyclists. At the centre of the new design is an urban wellbeing garden, inspired by an English meadow. 


Stelian Iacob, Senior Vice President of Therme Group and CEO of Therme Group UK said:

“Therme Manchester will have a transformative impact on the city and individuals. The scale of the project and its architectural character will be interwoven through the landscape into the urban fabric. The link to Bridgewater Canal will create a literal and metaphorical connection to Manchester’s past and its centre. 


“The Therme experience is designed around physical and mental wellbeing. Human contact with water, steam, fresh air and nature is optimised in an environment that sets itself apart from the pressures of daily metropolitan life.” 


“We are confident that Therme Manchester will be a catalyst for a wave of local urban development that, over time, will bring new homes and jobs and will create opportunities for the wider area. As such, we hope that our project will act as an urban anchor and a destination that gives a fresh identity to this area of the city.” 

James Whittaker, Executive Director of Development at Peel L&P said:

“We are very proud to be working in partnership with Therme Group to bring their first landmark wellbeing destination to the UK. 


“We recently completed the demolition works on our former EventCity site in readiness for the expansive 28-acre Therme Manchester resort and we have seen the excitement and anticipation continue to build in our local community and nationally for our next Therme Manchester milestone at TraffordCity. 


“As the UK’s foremost retail, leisure and commercial destination, TraffordCity already attracts over 40 million visits a year and we are working closely with Therme Group to ensure that Therme Manchester is accessible to as many people as possible, with strong, sustainable and well-connected links to the city centre, Trafford Palazzo and The Bridgewater Canal.”


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About Therme Group & Therme Manchester Therme Group is a global wellbeing leader, driven by an inclusive vision of 'Wellbeing for All'. Therme's landmark entertainment and wellbeing destinations are a unique immersive environment based on ancient traditions of thermal bathing combined with modern technology. This unique blended experience includes water-based activities, fitness programming, attractions, wellbeing therapies, art and culture, botanics, food, and nutrition.

As much as a fun and relaxing experience, Therme's projects benefit mental and physical health, rejuvenating those who visit while making a positive economic and social impact on the communities they serve. 

Environmental consciousness is at the heart of Therme, using sustainable design and technology to create affordable and inclusive environments that welcome millions of visitors every year. With more than 20 years of experience, Therme Group and its strategic partners operate four facilities in Europe. In addition, they have multiple destinations worldwide in development, including the UK, mainland Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. 

Therme Manchester will provide the city with an urban oasis which enhances mental and physical health. It is the first in a nationwide rollout of the Therme concept, set to include Glasgow, London and Wales. The UK rollout reflects Therme’s ‘90/90’ vision, working to make a Therme accessible to 90% of the UK population within a 90-minute travel time. 


For more information on Therme Group, please visit: https://www.thermegroup.com/


About TraffordCity  


TraffordCity is the UK’s foremost retail, leisure and commercial destination encompassing the Trafford Centre and its surrounding 3.5 million square feet of retail, leisure and office space. 

With 300 of the most premium brands in retail and leisure as well as exciting sport, culture and event offerings which attract over 40 million visits a year, TraffordCity is owned and managed by Peel L&P on behalf of its stakeholders.

With a further £2.6 billion investment in the pipeline over the next 20 years, TraffordCity is set to become a world class destination where people can live, businesses thrive and with entertainment at your fingertips. It is home to a number of attractions including Trafford Golf Centre, Dino Falls Adventure Golf, Chill Factore, Play Factore, and iFLY. 

TraffordCity is conveniently located five miles west of Manchester city centre, adjacent to the M60 orbital motorway and boasts excellent connectivity via road, tram, rail and air. Excellent public transport links gives accessibility to business, retail, leisure and employment opportunities within TraffordCity. www.traffordcity.co.uk 


About Peel L&P - Realising Possibility 


Operating across the UK for over 50 years, the family-run Peel Group and its regeneration arm Peel L&P have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to re-imagine some of the country’s 

historic assets. They can be trusted to deliver, with a track record of transformative and exciting developments.  


Peel L&P created MediaCityUK to bring the BBC to the North, started a trailblazing project to give homeless people their own front door at Manchester’s Embassy Village, and are helping to decarbonise industry and generate low carbon energy at Protos and through its Peel NRE business. 


Working with local partners, its nationwide Peel Waters schemes like Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters are regenerating waterfront destinations into mixed-use sustainable communities and its innovative homebuilder Northstone is building new energy-efficient family homes in suburban areas.

As part of The Peel Group, Peel L&P strives to make a positive impact on people’s lives and is proud of its legacy. Promoting sustainable development is at the heart of what they do, and they take their responsibilities to the environment seriously. Their people are passionate about the communities they work in, and they value their close partnerships with local groups and charities. 

By building homes and creating opportunities, including highly skilled jobs of the future, protecting and improving its open spaces, addressing the climate emergency and its energy needs, Peel L&P will continue to realise possibility and invest in communities for years to come.  

More about Peel L&P’s charitable work here

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