It’s now widely known that work this year began on the Crescent – Buxton’s most anticipated project for a generation. The 18th century Grade 1 listed building built in 1779 and designed by John Carr has been out of use as a hotel since 1992. But 2016 finally saw the project secure funding and agree contracts to transform the building into a luxury spa hotel and will provide:
*A 79-bedroom 5-star spa hotel incorporating the neighbouring natural baths
*A state-of-the-art natural thermal mineral water spa
*Six specialist boutique shops
As major work gets well under way at both the Crescent and Pump Room, an exclusive video has been released featuring the Crescent and Natural Baths produced by photographer and videographer Mo El Fatih. The video takes us on a tour inside the building as you’ve never seen it before – showing original Georgian design features inside rooms and corridors and signs still intact with room numbers when the Crescent was used as a hotel.
The £50 million flagship development is being funded by a £23.8 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, alongside funding from High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Historic England, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and developer Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Co Ltd.