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Buxton: Planning for a more Resilient Culture Heritage and Visitor Economy

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University of Derby, Buxton Campus

1 Devonshire Road

Buxton

SK17 6RY

United Kingdom

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Rescheduled from earlier this year, this unique seminar-walking tour will look at how a heritage and tourism-led regeneration strategy for the historic town of Buxton is about to deliver a newly redeveloped and restored Buxton Crescent hotel, spa and Pump Room.

Exploring this key aspect of Buxton’s Visitor Economy Strategy and tourism plans for the wider Peak District, this is an opportunity to learn more from some of those directly involved in the heritage projects - including the local authority High Peak Borough Council, the University of Derby, Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, Historic England, the developer The Osborne Group and more. The event includes visiting many buildings that fell into disuse between 1970-2000 and have since undergone regeneration:

- the spectacular Devonshire Dome originally completed in 1789 as The Great Stables and later became part of the Devonshire Royal Hospital, offering hydrotherapy for the sick of the Lancashire cotton mill towns. More recently, it has been successfully converted for use as a new campus for the University of Derby. It has the largest unsupported dome in Europe - beating the Pantheon and St Peter's Basilica in Rome, and St Paul's Cathedral in London;

- the iconic Grade I-listed Georgian Crescent - one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country, and one of the earliest complexes incorporating purpose-built hotels in the UK. Built by the 5th Duke of Devonshire in the 1780s, it established Buxton as a fashionable Georgian spa town for visitors;

- the serene Grade II-listed Pump Room built in 1894 for the 7th Duke of Devonshire to take the waters - due to overcrowding at the Natural Baths; and

- the Natural Baths, which evolved over many centuries and occupy the site of ancient Roman Baths situated over the main mineral water spring, with the current building built in 1853 and altered in the 1920s.

Each of these historic places now have new uses and occupiers, thanks to public sector funding including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, D2N2 LEP, Historic England and the local authorities together with private investment, and all are soon to be open to the public.

Topics include:

  • Developing a heritage-led regeneration strategy

  • Developing a strategic tourism market including towns, their natural assets and landscape settings

  • How the Buxton Visitor Economy Strategy has been developed

  • Delivering the vision to restore Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa

  • The significance of heritage assets in the visitor economy.

The full programme is available at: http://www.htvf.org/page/ This event is being generously sponsored by High Peak Borough Council, the University of Derby, Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, and Buxton Crescent Hotel & Thermal Spa Company.

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Please email us at htf@kellogg.ox.ac.uk.

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One week before the event.

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No, we just need your name.

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Yes and please let us know the name of the new person attending, so that we can welcome them

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University of Derby, Buxton Campus

1 Devonshire Road

Buxton

SK17 6RY

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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