The Crescent

  • Location

    Buxton, Derbyshire

  • Client

    Buxton Crescent Hotel and Spa

  • Value

    £35m

  • Completion

    2014

  • Size

    79 bedrooms

Combining expertise in hotels and heritage

Breathing new life into Georgian Buxton

Buxton in Derbyshire is home to one of the UK’s grandest and most extensive Georgian leisure complexes. The Grade 1 listed Crescent, Natural Baths and Pump Room, built in the late 18th century, were one of the most popular holiday destinations of their time, where visitors and residents could enjoy the restorative effects of the spa’s natural thermal waters.

We are part of the team that is creating a 79 bedroom, five star, spa hotel in the Crescent to restore Buxton’s reputation as a world-class leisure destination. The £35m project also includes natural baths, a visitor interpretation centre, a thermal mineral water spa and specialist shops. Our role in the project combines our expertise in hotels with our considerable knowledge of the conservation of historic buildings.

Complex neighbourly matters

Stride Treglown was appointed as lead consultant for the restoration and improvements to The Crescent, Buxton, which is Grade I listed. We were also appointed to provide preliminary advice on the implications of the Party Wall Act legislation and then to deal with the formalities. The project itself was complex, requiring notice for adjacent excavations and party wall matters to be issued to a number of adjoining owners. Notices were served and we negotiated with appointed surveyors and issued Party Wall Awards.

In addition, we were instructed to address related neighbourly matters including the negotiation of a potential right of light issue and initial discussions relating to the granting of an amended licence agreement with the owner of an adjacent shopping arcade. We also prepared schedules of condition of the adjacent premises in advance of the works, a requirement of the development agreement.