SHOPPING Plan Gives Way To Major Water Park And Spa Proposal

19 November, 2021 | Arts, Leisure, Entertainment and Sport

A LARGE Glasgow waterfront site is now being lined up for a £100million “state-of-the-art wellbeing destination” and not a £100million 120-shop ‘lifestyle outlet’.

Therme Group have signed heads of terms with Peel L&P for the location of its second UK project, destined for a 21.5-acre site adjacent to the Riverside Museum, at the intersection of the Kelvin and Clyde rivers.

It will include a ‘next-generation’ indoor water park, extensive thermal pools and spa, and a health and wellbeing centre.

Other elements include a vertical farm, which will enable “sustainable and locally grown, nutrient-rich fresh produce to be available to the millions of guests” that will visit every year.

Therme is aiming to submit a planning application for Therme Scotland to Glasgow City Council in 2022.

Therme Scotland is expected to be around 320,000 sq ft in size and to cost around £100 million to build.

Plans also include a bridge across the River Kelvin, which was also part of the shopping and leisure development previously approved for the site.

Stelian Iacob, senior vice-president of Therme Group and chief executive of Therme Group UK, said: “The primary purpose of Therme projects is to benefit the communities they serve.

“This is achieved both as a direct result of the Therme experience and by acting as a catalyst for wider activities around biodiversity, cultural inclusion, urban greening and more.

“Therme projects are also key drivers of post-Covid economic, social and environmental recovery. Therme Scotland will create a fun and accessible experience with profound health and wellbeing benefits for all.

“We look forward to engaging with the Glasgow community as we progress with the design and development of Therme Scotland.”

The site seen in 2018

James Whittaker, Peel L&P executive director of development, said: “We are excited to agree heads of terms with Therme Group.

“This significant health and wellbeing destination will be a unique and sustainable addition to Glasgow Waters, Peel L&P’s major waterfront regeneration project.

“This important facility on the Clydeside, adjacent to Peel L&P’s existing and proposed developments, will benefit the whole region as well as attracting visitors from further afield to come and enjoy Glasgow.

“Peel L&P’s vision for Glasgow Waters is to develop the waterfront as a key retail, leisure and tourism destination on the Clyde, which will complement, support and revive the surrounding area.

“Therme Scotland will be an exciting visitor attraction and bring investment into the area.”

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