Therme Manchester, the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, is on course to begin work later this year with construction scheduled to take around 24 months. It is the first in a nationwide rollout of the Therme concept, set to include Glasgow, London and Wales.
Expected to attract up to 20,000 visitors a day, Therme Group’s UK project team is working in partnership with Peel L&P to deliver what they describe as an Urban Oasis on the Manchester venture. A combination of features highlight Therme’s aim to be far more than just a waterpark and spa, but to create an integrated experience to benefit physical and mental health.
Guest attractions at the £250m resort will include an all-season urban beach and the world’s first living waterslides to incorporate a 3D-printed superstructure housing thousands of plants. As well as a wave pool, there will be innovative ‘welltech’ experiences will be available, such as a snow room, multi-sensory showers and oxygen rooms.
Therme UK are planning a similar mega project for Glasgow. The £100m Scotland project will be located on a site at the intersection of the Kelvin and Clyde rivers. Other UK projects in London and Wales are in the pipeline.