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Therme Scotland: new wellbeing leisure resort a strong possibility for Glasgow

The new superspa resort and waterpark could be built near Glasgow’s Riverside Museum

therme Manchester waterpark

Although not confirmed as yet, a new wellbeing resort could be built, as Glasgow City Council considers applying for funding to prepare a site.

Glasgow Live reports that Therme have not confirmed whether it would construct its health-driven complex in Glasgow, but said it is definitely bidding to open a site in Scotland. It has a number of sites in Germany.

“In October 2020 Therme Group announced that it will be bringing its well being concept to Scotland,” said Stelian Iacob, Senior Vice-President of Therme Group. “We are in discussions with stakeholders about our plans and will be announcing details in due course.”

Levelling Up Fund

The site preparation for Therme Scotland is just one of a list of potential projects for which the council may seek funding – as part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. It may also put in proposals for the restoration of the People’s Palace and Gardens, and a garden cap over the M8.

Local councils in Scotland will bid for cash as the Fund earmarks £432 million. Glasgow City Council itself can submit seven bids.

Worldwide spa

The Therme Group already attracts in the region of 3.4 million visitors a year to its superspas in Germany (where it has three spas) and Romania (one). Therme has secured planning permission for a £250 million venue in Manchester and is now looking at three other sites in the UK – one near London, one in Wales and one in Scotland.

A further project has been confirmed in Frankfurt (to create Germany’s largest wellbeing resort). Therme is also looking beyond Europe to Asia Pacific and North America. Therme Group is developing a C$350 million wellbeing resort in Toronto, working in collaboration with the Ontario government and the City of Toronto.

Image: Therme Manchester

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