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Brand new designs revealed for unbelievable waterpark with urban beach, waterslides and massive pool

Therme Manchester, the UK’s first 'city-based wellbeing resort,' is inviting the public to view and comment on it's new design.

Last year Therme promised a ‘next generation waterpark with thermal bathing and a well-being spa with immersive digital art and an on-site urban farm with botanical gardens.

They are also hoping to be a hit with their community outreach work, announcing last year that Therme will also include a visitor and education centre where school and community groups can learn about sustainability, food and nature.

Therme Manchester plans

The new plans include better access for the large amount of visitors they are expecting to the new destination.

There will be three new entrances, and a new landscaped green boulevard to receive people travelling by car to Therme Manchester and the nearby Trafford Centre.

Greater access will also be provided for cyclists and those arriving on foot via public transport.

You can check out the new plans by clicking here

The concept for the project has moved from being principally a single building (with zones) and undulating roof line to a more pavilion-style concept – with separate, connected structures which are immersed and enveloped in a natural landscape.

New on-site parking arrangements are also concealed in nature, the roof providing an outdoor customer terrace with views through to the canal.

Bridgewater Canal

The creation of a new connection to the Bridgewater Canal will enhance the link from the resort to Manchester city centre, allowing better access for
pedestrians and cyclists.

At the centre of the new design is an urban well-being garden, inspired by an English meadow.

Here’s how the urban beach could look

A transformative impact on Manchester

Stelian Iacob, Senior Vice President of Therme Group and CEO of Therme Group UK said: “Therme Manchester will have a transformative impact on the city and individuals.

“The scale of the project and its architectural character will be interwoven through the landscape into the urban fabric. The link to Bridgewater Canal will create a literal and metaphorical connection to Manchester’s past and its centre.

“The Therme experience is designed around physical and mental well-being. Human contact with water, steam, fresh air and nature is optimised in an environment that sets itself apart from the pressures of daily metropolitan life.”

New homes and opportunity

“We are confident that Therme Manchester will be a catalyst for a wave of local urban development that, over time, will bring new homes and jobs and will create opportunities for the wider area.

“As such, we hope that our project will act as an urban anchor and a destination that gives a fresh identity to this area of the city.”

The public can view and comment on the plans online ahead of the planning submission that will be submitted in the next few weeks.

Subject to approval, the £250m construction is on track to begin later this year with works scheduled to take around 24 months.

a CGI of how the inside could look

You can check out the new plans by clicking here

James Whittaker, Executive Director of Development at Peel L&P said: “We are very proud to be working in partnership with Therme Group to bring their first landmark wellbeing destination to the UK.

“We recently completed the demolition works on our former EventCity site in readiness for the expansive 28-acre Therme Manchester resort and we have seen the excitement and anticipation continue to build in our local community and nationally for our next Therme Manchester milestone at TraffordCity.

“As the UK’s foremost retail, leisure and commercial destination, TraffordCity already attracts over 40 million visits a year and we are working closely with Therme Group to ensure that Therme Manchester is accessible to as many people as possible, with strong, sustainable and well-connected links to the city centre, Trafford Palazzo and The Bridgewater Canal.”

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