Therme Group, developers and operators of innovative wellness destinations around the world, has signed a deal with land regeneration developers, Peel L&P, to create a second wellness centre in the UK.

The deal was signed during COP26. The destination will be built in Glasgow on a waterfront site that extends for 21.5 acres. It will sit opposite the Riverside Museum.

Therme intends to submit a planning application for the Therme Scotland project to Glasgow City Council in 2022. The destination is expected to cost approximately £100m.

The venue will feature a next-generation indoor waterpark, extension thermal pools and spa, and a health and wellbeing centre. Plans are also in motion for the site to be home to a vertical farm to create sustainable, locally-grown fresh produce available to purchase by guests.

Therme Group is also considering how it can use heat sources and geothermal energy and water source heat pumps at the Therme Scotland site.

Talking about the aim of Therme venues and Therme Scotland in particular, Stelian Iacob, senior vice president of Therme Group and CEO 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,” Iacob added.