A massive £250 million indoor tropical spa is coming to the UK which will be in Manchester, it will be complete with waterslides and indoor and outdoor pools.
Yesterday, it was confirmed that Trafford Council has unanimously approved plans for a huge indoor tropical spa to be built, which will be located between Phoenix Way, Mercury Way, and the Bridgewater Canal.
The first of its kind in the UK, the epic tropical spa will have a range of exciting facilities that includes a large family zone with waterslides, a wave pool, indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms, exotic palm tree relaxation areas, luxury spa experiences and a two-acre wellbeing garden.
The dedicated adults’ area will boast stunning botanical gardens that feature warm-water lagoons, swim-up bars, therapeutic mineral baths, steam rooms and saunas – meaning there’s plenty of spaces to unwind.
For those who want to workout in a majestic environment, there’s plenty of activities too that include yoga and pilates.
After a busy day being pampered, there are tons of restaurants and bars to head to after – and yes, there’ll be parking on site.
The proposals were first announced in July 2019 by Therme Manchester. CEO of Therme Group UK, Stelian Jacob, stated: “Therme combines sustainable technology with nature and culture to benefit communities around the world.
“Manchester has always been a forward-thinking city, and we are excited about the possibility of Therme Manchester bringing well-being and affordable luxury to the heart of the community, shaping a city of the future.”
According to the company, the idea was brought together by looking at ‘the tradition of the ancient Roman spa with an indoor tropical paradise’, which will make it one of the first of its kind in the UK.
A representative from Therme Manchester made a statement at the planning committee meeting: “This is a £250 million investment in Trafford. It will improve physical and mental wellbeing for the whole community.”
Based on the plans that have been released, the three-story Therme Manchester and Peel L&P will be built on Barton Dock Road that will replace the current EventCity events building that is in the Trafford Park. This is currently under the process of being relocated to the old sight of Soccordome.
Expected to open in 2023, the project is expected to begin soon and not a single resident has objected to the plans. Within the next five years, it has been forecast that it will attract up to two million visitors per year, this would make it the most visited water-based attraction in Europe.