Buxton Hotel & SpaHOSPITALITY
The Crescent, a Grade 1 * Listed Building, was commissioned by William Cavendish, the 5th Duke of Devonshire, in the 18th Century as part of his vision to establish Buxton as a fashionable Georgian Spa town. The façade of the Crescent forms a dramatic arc facing south east, built as a unified structure incorporating a hotel and five lodging houses with a grand assembly room in the East pavilion, which still exists to this day in it’s original form. The Assembly Rooms became the social heart of 18th Century Buxton. The Crescent faces St Ann’s well where warm spring water has flowed for thousands of years. Subsequent development has included the construction of the adjacent Natural Baths and Pump House (both Grade 2 Listed).
The current proposal is to convert the Crescent and Natural Baths into a 5*, 79 bedroom luxury Hotel and Spa which will offer visitors a rare opportunity to receive spa treatments using spring water delivered at source.
The project includes the conversion and renovation of the Crescent, a Grade 1 * Listed Building. The restoration and extension of the Natural Baths and restoration of the Pump House, both Grade 2 Listed. Working in close proximity to numerous below ground natural springs also presents the team with many design and construction challenges.