Work on Buxton Crescent hotel and spa to start in October

The work to transform the historic Buxton Crescent building into a hotel and spa is set to begin in October, it has been announced. The project is expected to go out tender next month, with work anticipated to begin three months later. 

Buxton Crescent is being developed by the Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Company, a joint venture between the Trevor Osborne Property Group, CP Holdings and the Danubius Hotels Group and will be operated by Danubius. 

The thermal area at the hotel spa will include two basement pools, one for men and one for women, a sauna, infrared sauna, samarium, ice room, aroma room, steam room and salt grotto. 

Sauna and steam room experts Dalesauna have been appointed specialist consultants for the project. Dalesauna sales director Gerard McCarthy said: “Dalesauna has been aware of this project for over ten years and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to consult on the thermal experiences.” 

The thermal area at the spa will also include hydromassge, hydrotherapy, CO2 and peat-infused baths. 

The transformation of Buxton Crescent, built by the Duke of Devonshire in the 1780s, into a 79-bedroom hotel is being funded through sources that include the Heritage Lottery Fund, the High Peak Borough Council, English Heritage and Derbyshire County Council.