NEWS - BRITAIN'S FIRST YEAR-ROUND BEACH

Fancy slipping into your swimming costume and heading to Manchester? It might not be as crazy as it sounds...

MANCHESTER could soon become Britain's premiere beach destination, thanks to a new indoor beach and waterpark complex.


Therme Manchester is ready to submit revised plans to Trafford Council this summer, for a £250m resort next to the Trafford Centre, and the CGI pictures make it look like a tropical paradise.


The sprawling new destination could boast 20 pools, 35 water slides thermal bathing and a wellbeing spa, and the plans even talk of intriguing 'living water slides', which look to be encased in vines or tropical plants.


But the headline-grabbing attraction will undoubtedly be the year-round beach, where guests can build sandcastles, relax or bathe in the warm, lapping waves. We can't promise suntans, unfortunately - that'll still be dependent on Manchester's weather - but a beach with zero chance of rain is reason enough to make the journey to the North West.


Should the project get green-lit by the local council, construction is expected to begin in 2023, with the park being ready to open by 2025.


It's not Therme Group's first venture into indoor beaches - they own a huge indoor waterpark in Bucharest, which opened in 2016. And if that's anything to go by, we're packing our trunks in preparation for a trip to Manchester in 2025.


More images:




Like what you've read? Why not subscribe to our free, monthly newsletter