Plans to build the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort were officially approved just last summer, which will see a huge, 28-acre resort be built opposite the Trafford Centre in Manchester. However, the company behind this relaxing haven, Therme Group, have set their eyes on a plot for their second UK site in none other than Glasgow.
Therme Group has ‘signed terms’ with Peel L&P for their second UK wellbeing project on a 21.5 acre site on the banks of the Clyde, next to the Riverside Museum. The resort group is aiming to submit a planning application to Glasgow City Council for Therme Scotland by the end of 2022, with the plans featuring a next-generation indoor water park, extensive thermal pools and spa, and a health and wellbeing centre.
If Therme Scotland is anything like Therme Manchester, which is expected to be complete by 2025, it will combine hundreds of water-based activities with wellbeing treatments, art, nature and technology, creating a unique experience “never before seen in the UK”. The spa in Glasgow is set to feature therapeutic mineral pools, warm water lagoons and a health and wellbeing centre, as well as a vertical farm which will grow fresh produce that will be used in the resort’s restaurants, bars, and skin products.
Plans for the water park and spa will also include a bridge being built across the River Kelvin, linking the Riverside Museum to Therme Scotland and expanding access to the Glasgow waterfront. A second community bridge could also be built by Glasgow City Council over the River Clyde, between Govan and Partick.
In a new update shared on their website, Therme Group has revealed details about what guests can expect from Therme Manchester, and we’re hoping Therme Scotland offers something similar, if not better. Visitors can expect reasonable prices, as well as a wellbeing garden, a whopping 35 waterslides, 25 pools (both indoors and outdoors!), a wave pool, saunas and steam rooms and exotic relaxation areas – all under one tropical-inspired roof. Plus, they recently announced that Therme Manchester will have its very own ‘urban beach’, too, where guests will be able to kick back and relax.
Water lagoons and swim-up bars will be surrounded by beautiful, botanical gardens, while mineral baths, yoga sessions and fitness classes will take place elsewhere in the dynamic centre. The centre hopes to fill a gap for much-needed physical and mental wellbeing in modern-day life, with a tram stop just outside the Manchester site making it accessible for all.