New water park coming to Manchester will have 35 slides, spa managers reveal

New photos show more of what you can expect from the huge new Therme spa of 250 million. £, water park and wellness center being built next to the Trafford Center.

The large ‘urban oasis’ will be Britain’s first urban-based well-being that will be spread over a large 28-hectare site next to the shopping center at Barton Square.

It will be twice the size of the Thermes wellness center in Bucharest, which opened in Romania in 2016.

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The large glass-domed facility aims to encourage ‘well-being for humans and the planet’ with facilities to entice all ages – including 25 pools, over 35 water slides and 30 saunas and steam baths, while there will be a weekly schedule for changing training classes.

This is what Therme Manchester looks like with over 1,500 palm trees inside

It will boast indoor and outdoor pools and over 1,500 palm trees for a tropical ambiance.

There are also plans for beehives on the roof – with the hope of using honey from local bees in recipes at hotel restaurants as well as in spa treatments.

At the heart of the development will also be a spectacular 10,000 sqm rose-shaped botanical garden – to represent England’s national flower.

A huge rose-shaped botanical garden is among the whimsical design elements of the Therme

The center will combine hundreds of water-based activities with wellness treatments, art, nature and technology to create a unique ‘never before seen in the UK’ experience and hit the staycation boom.

Therme Group executives say they hope the center will bring an ‘everyday holiday to people across the north-west of England’.

Pictures of their website in Bucharest give a sense of the scale of the development and the dazzling array of water slides and facilities that families here can expect when Therme Manchester opens for the first time.

Pictures of Therme Bucharest give an idea of ​​what people can expect here in Manchester

Managers say the development is still on track for an opening in 2023, although construction work is still at a preliminary time on the site.

It is planned on the square next to Barton Square at Trafford Center, an area partially covered by the Event City Exhibition Center that closed earlier this year.

The center will include a large family area with water slides, a wave pool, indoor and outdoor pools, steam room and relaxation areas.

There will also be a dedicated adult area with hot water lagoons amidst spectacular botanical gardens, swimming bars, therapeutic mineral pools and luxurious steam rooms and saunas.

Daily training hours will be part of the center

Daily programming will include water-based fitness classes, and gardens will surround the area and create spaces for yoga, pilates and other activities.

Managers say all Therme Group resorts use state-of-the-art plant-based filtration to purify the environment so guests always breathe the freshest air and swim in the purest ozone-treated water.

Richard Land, Chief Development Officer for Therme Group UK, said: “ Therme Group is based on a belief that well-being should be accessible to all.

“The events of 2020 have highlighted the need for this mission, especially for those in cities.

The Therme will be on a large 28 acre site next to the Trafford Center

“Therme Manchester will redefine the city’s well-being and improve mental and physical health through an experience based on water and nature.

It will offer a unique vacation home that acts as a catalyst for a healthy lifestyle. ”

The latest update from Therme comes when the plans were approved last month for another large water-based facility in the Trafford Center, with a surf lagoon of £ 60 million. On Barton Dock Road.

Plans for Modern Surf, which boasts a high-tech pool with man-made waves, were approved last week. It also aims to open in 2023, in what is expected to be a huge year for the expansion of the Peel-owned district.

Water slides in Therme Bucharest give an idea of ​​what to expect at the Trafford Center site

Therme executives say they are doing everything they can to protect against COVID-19 at all of their destinations and expect to bid more than $ 1.5 million. Visitors are welcome to the Manchester website once opened.

The Therme group has already confirmed plans to roll out similar well-being cities across the UK, including in Wales, London and Scotland, as well as in North America and the Asia-Pacific.

This is what Therme Manchester looks like, the £ 250 million spa and water park development at the Trafford Center opening in 2023

The UK expansion is expected to create around 3,000 jobs.

The prices for access to the center have not yet been revealed, but executives say they aim to keep it ‘affordable’ for everyone.

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