Buxton Crescent was built in the 1780s by the Fifth Duke of Devonshire as the centrepiece of his Georgian Spa development at Buxton.
The Grade I listed building, which had been vacant for 25 years, is among the most architecturally significant in the country and is set to re-open as an 80-bedroom thermal spa hotel this year - the only one of its kind in the North of England.
In November 2018, development and funding partners involved in the restoration project - including the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Derbyshire County Council, High Peak Borough Council, CP Holdings Ltd, the Trevor Osborne Property Group Ltd and the contractor Vinci Construction - celebrated the latest big step with a 'topping out' ceremony on the roof of the building.
The Crescent building has a varied history and it is jointly owned by Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council which also own the Natural Baths.
Restoration of the Crescent will be the final piece in the regeneration of historic Buxton which has already seen the restoration of the Opera House, the Pavilion Gardens, the conversion of the Devonshire Royal Hospital to a campus for Derby University and substantial investment in the town’s historic parks.
The Crescent Project to create a luxury spa hotel, visitors’ centre and associated uses is being promoted by the Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Company with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Derbyshire County Council, High Peak Borough Council, Historic England and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
The redevelopment will also feature the Buxton Crescent Heritage Experience - a new visitor centre which will explore the Crescent's past and regeneration and town's spa heritage. We’ll bring you further details as soon as we have them so keep checking this page for updates.
For more information about the project visit the Buxton Crescent website.