January 21st 2020

Bye to Buxton Crescent Hotel and Spa After 4 years

After nearly 4years on site, Phoenix Brickwork have finally completed the remedial builders work, new build brickwork and stonework at The Crescent Hotel and Spa in Buxton for Vinci Construction.

In 2016, when Phoenix’s works first commenced, many of the rooms and staircases within the Grade 1 listed property that was originally constructed in 1780 were unsafe for pedestrian access after being stood derelict for many years. A thorough room by room review was carried out in order to compile a comprehensive scope of works which was then meticulously recorded when completed with narrative documents and photographs on a hourly basis so that both Phoenix and our client, Vinci Construction, could satisfy agents from the Client, Architect, English Heritage and Building Control that the works where to specification, as well as help both parties recover monies for works outside of the original scope of works given the Traditional type of contract.

The Crescent was the centrepiece of the Fifth 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 buildings in the country. The facade forms an arc of a circle facing southeast. It was built as a unified structure incorporating a hotel, six lodging houses, and a grand assembly room with a fine painted ceiling. The Assembly Rooms became the social heart of 18th-century Buxton

The success of Phoenix’s work on site has led to the appointment on another large heritage project for Vinci Construction at York Guildhall with works commencing Mid-2020.