Manchester Gets a Beach


Therme Manchester Wellbeing Resort to Bring a Beach to the City

Therme Manchester, the wellbeing resort, today announced that its huge development at TraffordCity will bring an all-season beach to Greater Manchester. The announcement came alongside the Therme Manchester Marathon taking place on Sunday 3rd April. The event is the UK’s largest spring marathon and part of Therme’s outreach activities to boost community health and wellbeing.

The urban beach is part of a series of additions to existing plans for Therme Manchester, with many exciting elements already announced. In addition to a ‘next generation’ waterpark, thermal bathing and a wellbeing spa, these include immersive digital art, an on-site urban farm and botanical gardens. This combination of features highlights Therme’s aim to be far more than just a waterpark and spa, but to create an integrated experience to benefit physical and mental health.

Therme’s updated plans, which are being delivered in partnership with Peel L&P, adopt the very latest technology to make the development even more sustainable and deliver additional exciting features for visitors. This includes the world’s first living waterslides with a 3D printed superstructure to house thousands of plants, as part of its ‘next generation’ water park area.

As part of its outreach work, Therme has announced that it will also include a visitor and education centre where school and community groups can learn about sustainability, food and nature.

“Our commitment to bring Therme Manchester to the UK is as strong as ever” said Stelian Iacob, Senior Vice President of Therme Group and CEO of Therme Group UK. “Expert independent studies have shown the hugely positive economic and social impact that Therme Manchester will have, helping to create jobs, economic prosperity and bringing health and wellbeing to the daily lives of millions of guests.”

James Whittaker, Executive Director of Development at Peel L&P said: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Therme Group to develop this exceptional wellbeing resort in TraffordCity. Therme Manchester will lead the way in health and wellbeing and with the updated plans now including the UK’s first all-season urban beach and the world’s first living waterslides, we are excited to continue working with Therme Manchester to deliver this innovative health and wellbeing experience in TraffordCity, the UK’s foremost retail, leisure and commercial destination.”

Therme is aiming to submit its revised plans to Trafford Council in the summer. Construction of the development is scheduled to begin in 2023, with a build time of around two years.

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