Work starts on TraffordCity project in Manchester

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With preparations to dismantle the current EventCity site, plans to construct the TraffordCity project have gotten underway. It is the first city-based wellness water resort in the area. The showpiece tropical complex will be built at Trafford Way. This is on Barton Dock Road when the abandoned former Soccerdome structure is demolished. The proposals were submitted by regeneration company Peel L&P.

Therme is working with Peel L&P to develop the TraffordCity project, which will cost about £250 million to complete. If Trafford Council grants its approval, demolition would begin in early October and end in the early spring of 2023. Therme Manchester’s development would then start right away on the 28-acre property. Thus it will take about two years to complete.

The resort’s features include the first all-season urban beach in Greater Manchester, a “next generation” waterpark, sizable thermal pools, a wellness spa, immersive digital art, an onsite urban farm, and botanical gardens.

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TraffordCity project development is the UK’s first resort of its kind in the region

“Therme Manchester is an attraction like no other and it’s tremendously exciting to be making preparations to bring the UK’s first resort of its kind to TraffordCity for people of all ages to enjoy,” said James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s Executive Director of Development.

“We are happy to have achieved this important milestone with Peel L&P, which signals the beginning of on-site works for Therme Manchester,” said Richard Land, chief development officer of Therme Group UK.

“This milestone validates Therme’s entry into the North. Furthermore, it makes the project an iconic one for the city as well as the entire UK. Additionally, it confirms our goal of having Therme destinations within easy driving distance of 90% of the UK’s population. Much it is important to our future growth plans for Glasgow, London, and other significant cities.

Peel L&P is also requesting permission to demolish the abandoned former Soccerdome building at Trafford Way. This is following the opening this summer of a new football complex with eight FA-approved all-weather pitches and changing rooms on a neighboring three-acre plot in collaboration with Fives Soccer Centre.