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Huge New Manchester Water Park Set For 2023 Opening

A vast spa, wellness centre, and water park complex is on course to open next to the Trafford Centre in 2023, the Manchester Evening News (MEN) reports. The £230m development is billed as the ‘UK's first city-based wellbeing resort’ and will take up an impressive 28 acres adjacent to the popular shopping mall.

The new attraction is sure to make a big splash, boasting 25 indoor and outdoor pools, 35 water slides, wave machines, and 30 sauna and steam rooms. There will be something for everyone at the tropical themed glass palace, including exercise classes, spa treatments, and restaurants.

The showstopping centrepiece of the water park will be a rose-shaped botanical garden, which promises to be a stunning combination of art and nature. The centre is designed to attract families who have got used to taking trips out and staycations within the UK during the past two years.

Richard Land, Chief Development Officer of Therme Group UK, who are behind the leisure facility, said: " Therme Group is based on a belief that wellbeing should be accessible for all. The events of 2020 have shone a light on the necessity of this mission, especially for those in cities.”

He added: "Therme Manchester will redefine city wellbeing, enhancing mental and physical health through an experience based in water and nature. It will offer a unique holiday at home, that acts as a catalyst for healthy lifestyles.”

The Trafford Centre will boast another water-based attraction in 2023, as a £60m surfing lagoon named Modern Surf is due to open, the BBC reports. The state-of-the art pool will feature man made waves, to attract both learners and experienced surfers. It is expected to generate £18m a year for the local economy, and create 240 jobs.

The MEN reports that the Therme Group have similar schemes planned across the UK, including in Wales, London and Scotland.

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