Buxton Crescent

Buxton Cresent

 

The Grade I-listed Buxton Crescent was built in the Georgian era, between 1779 and 1789, as part of the Fifth Duke of Devonshire’s attempts to enable Buxton to compete with Bath as a health spa for visitors.

The £46million-plus redevelopment and restoration of the Crescent and its associated buildings will create am 80 bedroom five star hotel and spa business. It is estimated this will create 350 jobs during construction, and more than 140 permanent jobs on completion and indirect jobs in sectors servicing the new leisure facility.

Funding for the projects is via developer the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa Co Ltd providing just under £18m, £23.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £2m from D2N2’s LGF allocation, £500,000 from Historic England, and £1million each from High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.

Work began on the project in February 2016 and due to be completed in 2018.

For more information visit the project development website at http://buxtoncrescent.com/