Global wellbeing organisation, Therme Group, has confirmed that plans are still in place to begin construction of the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, Therme Manchester, next year.
Set to open in 2023, the c. £250 million project will combine hundreds of water-based activities with wellbeing treatments, art, nature and technology to create a unique experience never before seen in the UK.
The large scale of the resort will play a significant role in the social and economic development of the region, will create hundreds of jobs and build social cohesion with an experience that is inclusive, accessible and, most important, affordable to all.
Therme Manchester will meet the growing social need for ‘staycations’ with a perfect tropical environment. This includes a large family area with water slides, a wave pool, indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms, exotic palm tree, relaxation areas and dozens of other fun, relaxing and healthy activities.
A dedicated adults’ area will have warm-water lagoons among spectacular botanical gardens, swim-up bars, therapeutic mineral pools and beautifully designed steam rooms and saunas. Daily programming will include water-based fitness classes, and beautiful gardens will surround the area, creating spaces for yoga, Pilates and other activities.
All Therme Group resorts use state-of-the-art plant-based filtration to purify the environment, so guests are always breathing the freshest air and swimming in the cleanest ozone-treated water. The technology-driven group meets the highest hygiene and safety standards for both guests and staff alike. It is also constantly developing new approaches and working with public authorities to meet future health & wellbeing needs. This ensures long-term commercial viability and secures Therme Manchester’s role as an essential piece of public and social infrastructure.
Richard Land, Chief Development Officer of Therme Group UK commented: “Therme Group is based on a belief that wellbeing should be accessible for all. 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. Therme Manchester will offer a unique holiday at home, that acts as a catalyst for healthy lifestyles.”
Therme Manchester is the latest development in Therme Group’s global development programme, to create the most advanced wellbeing resorts in cities around the world. It is the first of a number of new generation projects in development by Therme Group, including other UK locations, mainland Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific.