With construction work due to begin later this year, the group behind the incredible £250m Therme Manchester waterpark and wellbeing resort have released breathtaking new aerial CGI renders of the planned final result, with ambitious designs for a sprawling all-seasons attraction woven into the natural landscape next to the Trafford Centre.

Projected to span 28 acres around the former EventCity site adjacent to the Trafford Palazzo shopping area, the latest images of Therme Manchester reveal organic, fluid architecture housing a pavilion-style complex of connected buildings beneath an undulating semi-glass roof.

Alongside 25 pools, 30 waterslides and three separate entrances, the latest iteration of Therme features external waterslides which emerge and re-enter the building itself. There will also be a roof terrace, swim-up bars, saunas and even an indoor beach, with a biophilic interior design approach which spreads to the landscaped green boulevard outside and an urban wellbeing garden at its centre.

Therme Manchester

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 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.”

Therme Manchester follows the company’s flagship wellness park in Bucharest, although the new Trafford development is set to be double the size, and is already slated to become one of the top 3 all-season water resorts in the world when it opens in 2025.

Therme invites the public to comment on the latest plans and blueprints – you can do so via their website.

Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 26 Jun 2023