The major redevelopment of Buxton’s Crescent Hotel has been recognised as UK’s Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project of the Year at this years prestigious annual RICS UK Awards.
The awards ceremony took place in London on Friday 21st October which bought together winners in ten categories, is run by property industry trade body the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The RICS Awards celebrate the UK’s most inspirational projects that are having a significant positive impact on the communities they serve.
Buxton’s Crescent Hotel & Thermal Spa won the award for its outstanding restoration following decades of being derelict and major challenges for during its multi million pound revamp. Sitting in the centre of Buxton, the Crescent was built between 1780-89 by the Fifth Duke of Devonshire as part of his plans to establish a Georgian spa town. Grade I listed, it is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country.
“Being the restoration of a unique Georgian building in an urban setting, which took more than two decades to come to realisation, this is a worthy winner and can be endorsed again as the restoration of the decade.”David Brooks Wilson FRICS FCIS FCT FCMI, National Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project Judge.
Buxton Crescent Hotel finally opened its doors in 2020, as a luxury 80-bedroom spa hotel. Boasting with a unique thermal wellness spa with saunas, steam rooms, indoor to outdoor rooftop pool, a stunning thermal pool featuring a stained glass roof and original Victorian tiling, a salt cave and a smaller relaxation pool with a ‘midnight starry’ ceiling.
Visitors can also experience the history and heritage of this unique place at Buxton Crescent Experience – where you can explore the story of Buxton and take a virtual reality flight above the town during its Georgian heyday and rub shoulders with the regency high society at a glamorous ball before having your ailments cured by our 18th century apothecary!
To see a full run down of the winners, click here.