Public Consultation on Therme Manchester’s new design
Improved access and connectivity with the city.
Therme Manchester at TraffordCity, 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 Borough Council within 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 Palazzo. Greater access will also be provided for cyclists and those arriving on foot via public transport.
Have your say
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, construction is on track to begin this year with an opening date scheduled for the end of 2025.
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 parking arrangements include a partly submerged car park, with an accessible roof terrace. 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 heart of the new design is an urban wellbeing garden inspired by an English meadow.
Thrilled to take a step closer
“We are thrilled to take a step closer to embedding Therme Manchester in the fabric of the city” said Stelian Iacob, Senior Vice President of Therme Group and CEO of Therme Group UK. “Since we started on this journey the world has changed and how people view wellbeing has changed. Facilities that offer wellbeing to people who live in and around cities is an even greater priority.”
Accessible to as many people as possible
James Whittaker, Executive Director of Development at Peel L&P said: “We are very proud to be working in partnership with the 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 within 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 the 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.”