Therme Group has appointed Richard Land as Chief Development Officer for its UK business.
With extensive experience in the UK and European construction sector, Richard is responsible for Therme Group UK projects, from inception through to development and operation. The role will see him lead on the recently approved c. £250 million Therme Manchester project, due to begin construction next year, which is set to be the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort. As part of his role, Richard is also working to secure project opportunities throughout the UK and will support the group’s global development programme.
Richard brings with him extensive technical experience, having held roles with global engineering consultancies, including Arup and WSP. He previously worked with a large real estate fund, developing a portfolio across Europe and went on to found his own consultancy company, delivering engineering and project management services.
Richard holds a keen interest in carbon usage and environmental practices in the built environment. His approach focuses on the responsible design, construction, and operation of facilities, aligning perfectly with Therme Group’s commitment to long-term sustainability.
Speaking on the appointment, Stelian Iacob, CEO of Therme Group UK, commented.
Therme Group’s unique city-based wellbeing resort concept has been highly successful in Europe for more than 20 years. The group is rolling out a global development programme, with active projects in cities around the world, including Therme Manchester, scheduled to open in 2025.
Therme Manchester is anticipated to be the world’s largest all-season water-based attraction and a major economic driver for the Greater Manchester area. Further projects are planned for development in the UK, mainland Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. All Therme Group resorts deliver Therme Group’s vision of ‘wellbeing for all’ by employing cutting-edge technology to bring accessible and affordable health and wellbeing opportunities to cities worldwide.