Therme Manchester Aerial View(1)

Therme submits plans for Trafford wellbeing resort

Therme Group has submitted its planning application for a 28-acre wellbeing resort on the site of EventCity in Trafford.

The tropical-themed, warm water resort, initially set to open by early 2022, will cover a site on Barton Dock Road, between Phoenix Way, Mercury Way and the Bridgewater Canal, is currently home to EventCity, which is set to relocate into the building occupied by Soccerdome.

Therme Manchester is being developed in partnership with Peel L&P. Therme is advised by WSP | Indigo.

Proposals include a 700,000 sq ft resort building, a 43,000 sq ft public square, a 38,000 sq ft lake and up to 1,500 car parking spaces.

According to Therme, the scheme aims to be “the world’s most advanced wellbeing resort, accessible to all, embodying a perfect interplay of nature, technology and culture.”

The design focuses on natural themes and biodiversity, and includes cycle paths and footpaths to open up the area and provide improved connectivity around TraffordCity and with the neighbouring Bridgewater Canal.

Therme’s resort is proposed to be divided into four separate areas. The Galaxy and Galaxy Relax area will provide family entertainment, featuring a wave pool, relaxation areas, steam rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and food and drink outlets. The pool halls are proposed to be 21m in height while a tower of around 45m will accommodate water slides to the North West of the site.

To the South East of the site, the Palm area will focus on “peaceful relaxation”, again with indoor and outdoor pools, along with mineral baths, steam rooms, and water-based treatments. Food and drink provision here will focus on health and nutrition.

The Elysium area will be a sauna and salt therapy area, joining on to the Palm. With wet and dry saunas, the area will also include roof gardens for outdoor activities. The final area, named Genesis, will provide specialist water-based and dry-based therapies.

Extensive landscaping is set to include a garden in the shape of the Lancashire Rose.

Other members of the project team including Exterior Architecture; TTHC; and BWB Consulting.

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Very interesting and unique one this! More positive news for Manchester…I can hear the trolls on their way…

By Anon

A wellbeing resort in Trafford… Looks more like a Potemkin project in Turkmenistan.

By Beavis Mugabi

‘Potemkin project’… is that you B&I?

By Anonymous

Game changer! By Peel. Again.

By A

Can’t see a ’45m tower’ on that render?!?


So basically a very large public baths?

By Mark

Cool. Great addition for Manchester!

I was looking at a place like this in Germany recently, called Tropical World.

By Thumbs Up.

I can’t see anything ‘Potemkin’ about this; wheres the deception ? It looks fantastic,unique and a great leisure addition that should bring economic benefit to the Region.

By Grigory


By Mr V Excited

Just been looking at the Therme website…wow! This is unbelievablly cool and great to see Manchester being the leader of bringing new leisure offerings to the region. Well done Peel

By Anonymous

Check out

This willl be amazing

By TJl

Who in their right mind wants to go swimming outside in Trafford Park – Europe’s largest industrial Estate – and next to an 8 lane dual carriageway?

By Anonymous

This is totally awesome – been to the one in Bucharest great experience. Can’t wait for this to come to Manchester.

By Anonymous

Well it’s about time.. Manchester City centre scares me, I don’t go at all anymore but this sounds absolutely amazing, especially for people like myself who suffer M/H issues,. But along with Manchester brings buses loads of “Trouble” just how safe an secure will it be, an obviously how expensive?? Is it bieng built for the well off an comfortable? or for the young, low income forgotten? All round though it looks gorgeous an sounds decent ️

By Caroline Paterson

Hope we get it, I won’t have to go to Therme Erding in Munich anymore!