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Plans outlined for £200m Manchester wellbeing resort

A £200 million indoor tropical resort is being planned for Manchester.

The 28-acre Therme Wellbeing Resort will be located next to the Trafford Centre and is due to open in late 2023.

Planned features include 25 pools, more than 35 water slides, 30 saunas and steam rooms and a central botanical garden.

The project claims to be the first in the UK “bringing together ancient Roman bathing traditions with a unique indoor biodiverse paradise using natural forms and structures in its design to create a unique architectural concept”.

The landmark development “is set to become an iconic symbol of the northwest of England,” according to Therme Group, which has projects in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region.

A family area called Galaxy will include the waterslides and a wave pool for children, together with bars, restaurants and live music.

An area for those aged 16 and over called Palm is being designed with indoor and outdoor pools, swim-up bars, therapeutic mineral baths and steam rooms.

Elysium is described as being the UK’s largest thermal spa while the Genesis area will offer latest technology to created personally designed therapies.

Therme Group said: “Accessible to all ages and with entry prices available to suit every budget, Therme Manchester will be an immersive experience to enhance the mind, body and soul.

“Visitors will have the chance to unplug and unwind in a perfect tropical environment with turquoise, warm-water lagoons among spectacular botanical gardens.”

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