UK’s biggest indoor water park in North West 'will feature 25 pools and 35 slides'

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A new water park in Manchester could feature more than 1,500 palm trees. (Therme/Reach)

The biggest indoor water park in the UK will feature 25 pools and 35 slides when it is built, it has been revealed.

Costing £250m, the Therme water park, spa and wellness centre is slated to open in Manchester in 2023.

It is being constructed next to the Trafford Centre in the city and pledges to be an “urban oasis” across a 28-acre site.

It will be double the size of Therme’s wellness centre in Bucharest, Romania, which opened in 2016 and had more than 1 million visitors in its first year.

New images show more of what to expect from the huge new £250m Therme spa, water park and wellness centre that is being built next to the Trafford Centre.

The vast 'urban oasis' will be the UK's first city-based wellbeing resort which will sprawl across a huge 28-acre site next to the shopping mall at Barton Square.

It will be double the size of Therme's wellness centre in Bucharest, which opened in Romania in 2016.



CAPTION Images of Therme Bucharest, as Therme Manchester plans have been unveiled for the Trafford Centre in 2023.  The Manchester spa, wellness centre and water park will follow a similar style to the Bucharest venue.
The Therme Group's spa and water park in Bucharest, Romania, was opened five years ago. (Therme/Reach)
The vast 'urban oasis' will be the UK's first city-based wellbeing resort which will sprawl across a huge 28-acre site next to the shopping mall at Barton Square in Manchester. (Reach)
The vast 'urban oasis' will be the UK's first city-based wellbeing resort and will sprawl across a huge 28-acre site next to the shopping mall at Barton Square in Manchester. (Reach)

The site in Manchester will include more than 1,500 palm trees, 25 indoor and outdoor swimming pools, at least 35 water slides and 30 saunas and steam rooms, the Manchester Evening News reported.

The park will also have a dedicated adults’ area with warm water lagoons, swim-up bars and therapeutic mineral pools.

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Fitness classes, yoga and Pilates will also be available to customers.

The mantra of the centre is to promote the “wellbeing of people and the planet”.

The Therme Group started its water park concept in Germany in 1999 and has plans to develop sites in Europe and North America.

The park in Manchester will have a 10,000 square metre rose-shaped botanical garden.

There are also plans for rooftop beehives that would provide honey for recipes at the on-site restaurants as well as in spa treatments.

New images show more of what to expect from the huge new £250m Therme spa, water park and wellness centre that is being built next to the Trafford Centre.

The vast 'urban oasis' will be the UK's first city-based wellbeing resort which will sprawl across a huge 28-acre site next to the shopping mall at Barton Square.

It will be double the size of Therme's wellness centre in Bucharest, which opened in Romania in 2016.



CAPTION Therme Manchester would be in Trafford
The Therme Group plans to open a £250m spa, water park and wellness centre in Manchester in 2023. (Therme/Reach)

Therme Group bosses said they hope the centre will bring an “everyday holiday to people across the North West of England”.

Building work is at a preliminary stage next to Barton Square at the Trafford Centre, an area partly covered by the Event City exhibition centre, which closed earlier this year.

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Richard Land, chief development officer at Therme Group UK, said previously: “Therme Group is based on a belief that wellbeing should be accessible for all.

New images show more of what to expect from the huge new £250m Therme spa, water park and wellness centre that is being built next to the Trafford Centre.

The vast 'urban oasis' will be the UK's first city-based wellbeing resort which will sprawl across a huge 28-acre site next to the shopping mall at Barton Square.

It will be double the size of Therme's wellness centre in Bucharest, which opened in Romania in 2016.



CAPTION Therme Manchester would be in Trafford
The Therme development in Manchester is planned to be the UK's largest indoor water park. (Therme/Reach)

"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.

"It will offer a unique holiday at home, that acts as a catalyst for healthy lifestyles.”

Therme expects to welcome more than 1.5 million visitors a year to the site in Manchester, creating 3,000 jobs in the process.

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