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Buxton: Resilient Cultural Heritage & the Role of the Visitor Economy

23 May - 09:30 - 15:30

University of Derby, Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY

Tickets £35-155 from https://htvf-in-buxton.eventbrite.co.uk  

This Historic Towns and Villages Forum seminar and walking tour will look at how heritage-led regeneration has delivered the newly redeveloped and restored Crescent, Natural Baths and Pump Room in Buxton.

As part of the Visitor Economy Strategy for Buxton, and the wider Peak District, this is an opportunity to hear from those directly involved in the projects, including the developer The Osbourne Group, and then visit the Devonshire Dome, Buxton Opera House, Crescent and Thermal Spa in advance of its opening to the public.

PROGRAMME

9:30am

Tea and coffee on arrival

9.45am

Welcome, Sarah Rawlinson Head of Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, University of Derby & Louise Thomas, Director, HTVF

10am

Introduction to Buxton and its heritage challenges and regeneration, Richard Tuffrey, Special Advisor, Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust and formerly Conservation Officer, High Peak Borough Council

10.30am

Cultural Tourism – Buxton’s big opportunity! James Berresford, Chair, Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust and formerly Chief Executive, VisitEngland

11am

Q&A followed by tea/coffee

11:30am

The challenge and scope for Cultural Heritage-led Regeneration – Historic England’s perspective, Louise Brennan, Regional Director Midlands, Historic England

12pm

The role of Historic Buildings and the Visitor Economy – the Developer’s perspective, Trevor Osborne, Chair, The Osborne Group and Director, Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Company

12:30pm

Q&A followed by lunch

1:30pm

An Introduction to Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa, Trevor Osborne & Jonathan Dawson, General Manager, Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa

2pm

Walk around the Crescent and Thermal Spa, the Devonshire Dome, Buxton Opera House and the Pump Room

3:30pm

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Details

Date:
23 May
Time:
09:30 - 15:30
Event Categories:
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Venue

University of Derby
Devonshire Road
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6RY United Kingdom
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Website:
https://htvf-in-buxton.eventbrite.co.uk

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