Buxton Hotel & Spa
Here the practice is working to restore and transform a redundant historic building in the centre of Buxton to its former glory, maximising its location for the development of a hotel and natural spa, comprising an 87 room hotel with 16 treatment rooms and 8 retail units, opening onto the colonnade. Facilities include a ball room, a partially outdoor pool at first floor level, dance studio, roof garden and exercise area.
The works also involve the conservation and refurbishment of the Grade I listed Crescent designed in 1780 by John Carr of York as well as the refurbishment of the adjacent pump rooms and surrounding externals spaces.
The project has been an exercise in masterplanning a complex historic site. The scheme re-establishes the Crescent building in relation to Buxton’s historic Opera house and Spring Gardens, designed by Joseph Paxton in 1840’s. A new public square to the West of the Crescent will physically link and visually harmonise the historic centre of Buxton and its commercial areas.