Britainå‘s original new spa…
As the site of one of the UK`s natural hot springs, Bath`s status as a unique destination has endured for thousands of years. That status will be significantly enhanced in February 2003, when the new Thermae Bath Spa will reopen for the first time since 1978.
The spa development - which was made possible through a £7.78 million grant from the Millennium Commission - involves the restoration of five historic buildings, including the 18th century Hot Bath and Cross Bath, and the construction of a stunning new glass and stone building designed by internationally acclaimed architects Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.
Thermae Bath Spa - 80 per cent leisure-based and 20 per cent medical - includes indoor and outdoor thermal spa bathing, steam-rooms, massage and treatment rooms, a restaurant, meeting rooms and visitor centre. It will be operated by Thermae Development Company (TDC), which created Thermae 2000 in Holland.
ROOFTOP THERMAL POOL
One of the most eye-catching aspects of the new Spa will be the open-air, rooftop pool, from which bathers will be able to gaze out to the skyline and green hills, which surround Bath. Benefiting from the natural hot water, the rooftop pool will be in use all-year round.
Set in the centre of the city, just 100 metres from the Roman Baths, the restored Spa will draw its thermal waters from the Hetling Spring, the Cross Spring and Kings Spring which deliver over one million litres of water every day at a temperature of 45 degrees centigrade.
This will be the only place in the UK where visitors can bathe in natural, thermal waters - used for over 2,000 years for healing, relaxation and leisure. A centre for well-being offering a full range of complementary and orthodox spa treatments.
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World Travel Market
Therme Bath Spa will be present at the WTM, on the South West Tourism Stand (UK 12960).