Manchester to Welcome UK's Largest Water Park by 2023 - An Urban Oasis

Revolutionizing Urban Wellbeing

Manchester is set to redefine urban wellbeing with the opening of the UK’s biggest water park and spa complex in 2023. The Therme Manchester will be located next to the city’s Trafford Centre and is estimated to be worth £250m. This grand project is expected to enhance the mental and physical health of city dwellers through experiences based in water and nature.

An Architectural Marvel

Therme Manchester, a project by Therme Group, is a staggering architectural marvel featuring 25 swimming pools, 35 water slides, and 30 saunas and steam rooms. All these facilities will be housed under futuristic-looking glass domes and surrounded by tropical palms and foliage, creating an ‘urban oasis’.

Encouraging Biodiversity

The complex is designed with a keen focus on biodiversity. It will have beehives on the rooftop, with the harvested honey being used in spa treatments and restaurant dishes. The idea is to foster a harmonious relationship with nature while providing an exotic and rejuvenating experience for visitors.

More than Just a Waterpark

Besides the pools and slides, Therme Manchester will also offer regular fitness classes such as aqua-aerobics. The saunas and steam rooms will be infused with different scents and materials to offer a unique wellness experience. In essence, it’s more than just a water park; it’s a comprehensive wellness center.

Drawing Inspiration from Premier Developments

Such grand projects are not uncommon. For example, the Aspen at Consort Place, a premier development in Canary Wharf, is a testament to how architectural wonder can redefine a city’s landscape and lifestyle. Similarly, Therme Manchester aims to transform the city’s wellbeing landscape.

Therme Group’s Global Footprints

Therme Group, the designers of Therme Manchester, already operates a wellness center in Bucharest, Romania, which is half the size of the proposed Manchester project. The group has plans for more indoor spa complexes in Wales, London, and Scotland. They are also eyeing various locations in North America and Asia.

Accommodating Large Crowds

The Manchester water park is designed to accommodate up to 20,000 visitors per day. A dedicated tram link will connect the park with the city center, ensuring easy access for visitors. This is expected to make it a popular destination for residents and tourists alike.

Overtaking Current Leaders

At present, the biggest indoor water park in the UK is Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark, which boasts 18 slides. However, with 35 slides, Therme Manchester is set to take the title of the UK’s largest indoor water park.

Mission of Therme Group

Richard Land, Chief Development Officer of Therme Group UK, emphasized that their mission is to make wellbeing accessible for all. The events of 2020 have highlighted the importance of this mission, especially for those living in cities. Therme Manchester is a step towards achieving this goal.

A New Era of Urban Wellbeing

Therme Manchester is set to usher in a new era of urban wellbeing by enhancing mental and physical health through experiences based in water and nature. It promises to be a unique ‘holiday at home’ that acts as a catalyst for healthy lifestyles.