Therme Manchester, the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, is inviting the public to view and comment on a new design, 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
James Whittaker, Executive Director of Development at Peel L&P