A Video tour of the of the Crescent and Natural Baths:

The Crescent was the centrepiece of the Fifth Duke of Devonshire’s plans to establish a fashionable Georgian spa town in Buxton.  The grade 1 listed building is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country. The redevelopment and restoration will secure a major investment of circa £50 million in Buxton and put the town back on the national and  international map as England’s leading spa town. The project will  create in excess of 140 permanent jobs, 350 construction related jobs and many more permanent jobs indirectly through new spa-related businesses resulting in a boost the local economy by over £4.5 million. The Crescent and Thermal Spa Experience and development of the Pump Room will also provide new indoor attraction for residents, visitors, groups and schools.

Plans for the Crescent include a  80-bedroom 5* spa hotel occupying the majority of the Crescent and which will incorporate the magnificent Assembly Rooms and a  thermal natural mineral water spa in the Natural Baths. The project will also feature 6 retail units in the front ground floor.

The project is estimated to cost over £46 million. Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa Co Ltd will fund just under £18 million with the rest coming from the public sector. Crucial to the success of the scheme is a £23.8 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund together with a £2 million grant from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and £0.5 million from Historic England. High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council are each contributing £1 million each.

VINCI Construction UK started work early in 2016 and it is anticipated that the Hotel and Spa and Pump Room will open in 2019.

The Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa Heritage Trust Ltd will run the Visitor Experience in the Pump Room and a selection spaces in the Crescent.

For further details on the Trust please visit www.buxtoncrescentrust.org or view the 5 minute video below:

 

 

Link below to ITV Granada Reports coverage of the project from February 2017.

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2017-02-22/plans-to-make-buxton-a-world-class-healthy-holiday-destination/

 

Oral History Memories of the Crescent & Natural Baths

The Present from the Past Oral History Project  aims to capture  memories of Buxton which will be used to support a fuller understanding of the history of the town. The partners including the Crescent Trust, Buxton Museum, Discover Buxton Tours and Buxton U3A are dedicated to establishing an archive which can be accessed by any interested parties to further explore Buxton’s past. Please contact lmackenzie@buxtoncrescent.com for further details or if you have memories you wish to share. Examples of recent interviews recollecting the closure of the library in 1992 and memories of the Natural Baths in the early 1950’s can be heard below:

 

 

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