New images of the wellness resort and waterpark that’s soon to open opposite the Trafford Centre have been released.
Bosses at Therme Group have now revealed that the resort – which will be named Therme Manchester, and has been dubbed an ‘urban oasis’ – will feature a whopping 35 water slides, 25 pools, and 30 saunas and stream rooms across its 25-acre site.
The resort is the first-of-its-kind in the country, is due to be double the size of the group’s Bucharest site, and will combine water activities with wellbeing treatments, art, nature and technology to create a “unique experience never before seen in the UK”.
The pools at the resort will be both indoors and outdoors, and over 1,500 palm trees will be planted to create a tropical feel.
Made up of several domed glass structures, the tropical environment will also feature wave simulation pools and exotic palm tree relaxation areas, along with warm-water lagoons, botanical gardens, swim-up bars, and therapeutic mineral baths – and, in true Manchester style, there are also plans for rooftop beehives too, with the hope of using honey from local bees in recipes at the on-site restaurants as well as in spa treatments.
Water-based fitness, yoga, and pilates classes will also be on site – along with a range of bars, cafés, and restaurants serving snacks, light bites, and an à la carte service.
At the heart of the development will also be a spectacular 10,000sqm rose-shaped botanical garden, which is said to represent the national flower of England.
Costs for the project are expected to total £250 million.
Stelian Iacob – Senior Vice President of Therme Group Worldwide and CEO of Therme Group UK – claimed the park “will transform life for city residents and people further afield, creating a fun and accessible experience with profound health and wellbeing benefits for all.”
Richard Land – Chief Development Officer of Therme Group UK – added: “Therme Group is based on a belief that wellbeing should be accessible for all [and] the events of 2020 have shone a light on the necessity of this mission, especially for those in cities [so] Therme Manchester will redefine city wellbeing, enhancing mental and physical health through an experience based in water and nature.
“It will offer a unique holiday at home, that acts as a catalyst for healthy lifestyles.”
Bosses say the development is still on track for a 2023 opening, although building work remains at a preliminary stage on the site, and expect to welcome over 1.5 million visitors to the Manchester site once open.
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