Public meeting to hear update on Buxton Crescent plans

The Crescent Buxton
The Crescent Buxton

A public meeting to update locals on the plans for Buxton’s long-awaited Crescent development will take place next week.

The meeting is being held at the Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, at 6pm on Wednesday September 10, when developer Trevor Osborne will outline the latest on the project to transform the Grade I listed building into a 79-bedroom, five-star spa hotel.

Work is well underway on the scheme, with contractor Vinci having been chosen to undertake the main construction work.

Once complete, the project which also incorporates the neighbouring natural baths, will deliver a new visitor interpretation centre, a state-of-the-art thermal, natural mineral water spa and seven specialist shops, as well as the hotel.

The flagship project is being funded by High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage, as well as its developer Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Co Ltd.

In July, developer Trevor Osborne said priority for the work would be given to the Pump Room, where internal features and stained glass windows will be restored, alongside improvements to the stone steps and external surfaces.