Restoring Saltdean Lido for future generations
Saltdean Lido is one of the finest remaining examples of modernist lidos in the UK. It has been saved by local residents who have set up the CIC and successfully secured a 60-year lease from Brighton & Hove City Council (the freeholders) to operate the lido site.
With the pools re-opened in June 2017, phase 1 of our project is almost complete. Phase 2 is the renovation of the building. We are working with the Heritage Lottery Fund (National Lottery) to secure £4.5 million whilst Brighton & Hove Council has pledged £700,000.
This still leaves a funding gap of around £2-3 million which we have to raise before HLF will release its funding. We know that it will be a challenge to raise this amount in today’s economic climate, although we do have a number of grant applications in place and a lot of work is going on behind the scenes.
Although we only opened on a interim basis in June, we were delighted to win at the Brighton & Hove Business Awards - Best New Kid on the Block & Best Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism.