Latest update on Trafford Park’s £250m upcoming water park and wellbeing resort

The highly-anticipated spa, water park and relaxation centre is still on course to open its doors in Trafford Park, founders have confirmed.

Earlier this year, Therme Group struck a deal to build Britain’s first city-based wellbeing resort in Stretford – with the £250m facility pitching up opposite the Trafford Centre.

Billed as a tropical paradise, the resort will cover a staggering 28 acres – home to pools, slides, waves, swim-up bars, lagoons, botanical gardens, saunas and steam rooms.

There’s also plans to host a wide range of pool-based fitness classes – including pilates and yoga.

The resort will be the first of its kind in the UK – with Therme having already seen enormous success elsewhere in the continent.

The company’s Bucharest resort opened four years ago attracts over a million visitors every single year.

Plans for the Manchester branch are still going ahead despite the pandemic – with the hope that as many as 300 jobs could also be created as a result.

Richard Land, Chief Development Officer at Therme Group UK, said: “Therme Group is based on a belief that wellbeing should be accessible for all.

“The events of 2020 have shone a light on the necessity of this mission, especially for those in cities.

“Therme Manchester will redefine city wellbeing, enhancing mental and physical health through an experience based in water and nature.

“Therme Manchester will offer a unique holiday at home, that acts as a catalyst for healthy lifestyles.”

Construction work on the resort has been given the green light to commence from 2021.

The anticipated opening date is 2023.

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