The Buxton Crescent - restoration and renaissance
Sunday 23 September | 4.30pm–5.30pm
Tickets for this talk are complimentary, but seats must be booked. This talk can only be booked when booking at least one additional talk.
Developer Trevor Osborne and Chairman of the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust James Berresford discuss the past, restoration and future of Buxton Cresent and look at the important history the Crescent shares with Chatsworth .
Buxton’s stunning Crescent was the centrepiece of the 5th Duke of Devonshire’s plans to establish a fashionable Georgian spa town in Buxton. The grade 1 listed building is one of the most architecturally significant Georgian buildings in the country. The restoration and redevelopment has secured a major investment of circa £50 million in Buxton and put the town back on the national and international map as a spa town. Plans for the Crescent include a 80-bedroom luxury spa hotel and a thermal natural mineral water spa in the Victorian Natural Baths.
The Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust has been established with a vision of creating an inspiring and sustainable Visitor Experience in the Pump Room and spaces in the Crescent which will celebrate the town’s rich spa heritage, fascinating Crescent characters, the restoration and renaissance of the Crescent.
The Duke of Devonshire is Patron of the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust.
More about Trevor Osborne and James Berresford
Trevor Osborne has long experience in historic building restoration and place-making as well as a passion for the arts.
His past roles as Chairman of The Prince of Wales Urban Village Forum, a member of the Royal Opera House Development Board, a member of the Board of the Buxton Opera Festival, and currently a Trustee of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, a Governor of Bath Spa University and originator of the Buxton Spa Art Prize are just some of his involvements.
Appointed Chairman of the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust in September 2016, James Berresford has had a long and illustrious career in the tourism sector. Having been Director of Tourism at the North West Development Agency for eight years, he was then appointed the first Chief Executive of the national tourist board, VisitEngland, delivering the first national tourism strategy for England. James has also managed major cultural programmes and multi-million pound business development and marketing initiatives.
For further details please visit www.buxtoncrescent trust.org.