Work is now well under way at the Crescent to transform the Grade 1 listed icon Buxton landmark into a luxury 5* spa hotel. It is Buxton’s most anticipated project for a generation. Built in 1779 and designed by John Carr, the Crescent has been out of use as a hotel since 1992. But 2016 finally saw the project secure funding and agree contracts.
A further video has been released by Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa Development, this time a detailed look inside the magnificent Assembly Room which was home to Buxton library before the building completely closed in the early 90’s:
It is anticipated that the project will be completed by June 2018 and will comprise:
*A 79-bedroom 5-star spa hotel incorporating the neighbouring natural baths
*A state-of-the-art natural thermal mineral water spa
*Interactive visitor centre and tea room (in the Pump Room)
*Six specialist boutique shops
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.