A plan for a water park and wellness spa close to the Trafford Centre is set to be resubmitted to Trafford Council.

The site, which was the home of EventCity until its demolition, is set to be redeveloped into Therme Manchester.

A plan for the £250 million water park and wellness spa was approved in 2020 but this is set to be resubmitted after a partnership between Peel L&P and Therme Group used the pause of the pandemic to change its proposal.

The changes include a switch from a single structure to separate structures in a 'pavilion style', tweaks to the entrance, tweaks to the parking and the creation of links to the Bridgewater Canal and beyond to the city centre.

There is a public consultation on the application which is set to be submitted within weeks. The work is scheduled to start this year as long as the application is approved.

The work is scheduled to last around two years.

James Whittaker, executive director of development at Peel L&P said: "We are proud to be working in partnership with Therme Group to bring their first landmark wellbeing destination to the UK. Recently, we completed the demolition on our former EventCity site in readiness for the expansive Therme Manchester resort and we have seen the anticipation and excitement continue to build locally and nationally for our next Therme Manchester milestone at TraffordCity.

"TraffordCity already attracts over 40 million visits a year and we are working closely with Therme Group to ensure Therme Manchester is accessible to as many people as possible, with strong, sustainable and well-connected links to the city centre, Trafford Palazzo and the Bridgewater Canal."

To contribute to the public consultation by Peel L&P and Therme Group go to thermemanchester.co.uk/public-consultation/. 

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