An olympic-sized swimming pool on Brighton seafront has been given the green light by the council.
Brighton and Hove City Council has approved plans from Brighton Sealanes to build a one-of-a-kind open-air swimming centre slap bang on the seafront.
“Opening in Spring 2022, Sea Lanes Brighton will transform the former Peter Pan site on Madeira Drive, Brighton, by delving deep into its history and culture and reviving competitive and recreational sea-swimming on Brighton Seafront.
“The vision is to create the UK’s first national open water swimming centre of excellence. As the wider master plan for the area is finalised, Sea Lanes will be taking the first step towards this vision with a development consisting of: a heated 50m outdoor swimming pool and associated facilities; an endless pool training facility; Commercial buildings providing flexible space for local, independent businesses.”
Once completed the site will become the centrepoint of what is already a flourishing regeneration project. The east side of Brighton’s iconic seafront is gradually seeing the kind of investment neccesary to bring it back to former glories. Whilst the issue of the Madeira arches remains up in the air, the continued success (in more normal times) has been notable.
Bison Beach Bar, existing swimming facilities, and the establishing of a number of outdoor health and wellbeing businesses is helping drive footfall to the Kemptown side of the piers, and and turning the full length of the seafront into a wonderful place to be.