AN HISTORIC agreement has been signed which paves the way for work to begin on a £35 million scheme to transform Buxton’s iconic Crescent into the UK’s first genuine spa hotel in more than a century.
Today’s (Monday) signing of the development agreement by landowners High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council with the Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Company is a major step forward towards the transformation of the iconic Grade 1 listed Crescent and adjoining Grade 2 listed Natural Baths and Pump Room.
The agreement will allow preliminary work to start this spring on the long-awaited project to deliver a 79-bedroom, five-star spa hotel incorporating the neighbouring Natural Baths, a brand new visitor interpretation centre, a state-of-the-art thermal, natural mineral water spa, and eight specialist shops.
Borough council leader Caitlin Bisknell described the signing of the agreement as “marvellous news” that would bring closer to reality “a nationally-important development that will strengthen the growing reputation of our lovely spa town as a major visitor destination”.
For the full story, see Thursday’s Buxton Advertiser.