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Therme Group show plans for Manchester water park
Brits will soon be able to enjoy the 25-acre waterpark complete with indoor and outdoor pools, warm water lagoons, swim-up bars, a wave pool and so much more.
A new waterpark is coming to the UK, and with work starting on the project this week, Brits are already buzzing for the new attraction.
The 25-acre site may not be here yet, but the minds behind the project at Therme Group have shared exactly what to expect from the waterpark once it arrives in 2025.
This includes 35 slides, 25 pools – indoor and outdoor – 30 saunas and steam rooms, a wave pool, an adults area with swim-up bars, a warm water lagoon, a botanical garden and so much more.
The project, which is believed to be costing around £250 million, is being built in Manchester next to the Trafford Centre.
As well as a waterpark, the site will also be a spa, gym and wellness centre were people can partake in pilates, yoga and other classes.
Developer Peel L&P’s Executive Director of Development James Whittaker said on the new attraction: "It’s incredibly exciting to see the land being prepared to welcome the resort to Trafford City and we’re proud to help bring such an amazing attraction to the North West which we know will be enjoyed by so many people across the country whether it’s for a fun family day out, relaxation or educational trips."
The concept images portray a tropical paradise built around the water attractions, encased in glass domes.
The tropical theme is statement to Therme's waterpark attractions across Europe, and will be mimicked at the Manchester location, with 1,500 palm trees being planted.
The site will also be home to a 10,000 square-metre botanical garden created into the shape of a rose.
Richard Land, Chief Development Officer of Therme Group UK, said: "We are delighted to see the demolition works complete; it is fantastic to see the site cleared and showing its amazing potential to be a global wellbeing destination.
"It defines a key milestone for us as we continue our journey to bring Therme to Manchester, a perfect location for our first facility in the UK."