Project Development Grant
The only Grade II*-listed coastal lido in England, the 500-swimmer capacity Saltdean Lido has been named by English Heritage as one of ‘Seven Wonders of the English Seaside’. Built in the interwar period to Modernist perfection, the Lido’s distinctive curved-wing pavilion perches over a 43-metre long crescent-shaped pool, like an ocean liner gliding over the sea. After several periods of decline and attempts to revitalise the site, the Saltdean Lido Trust was instituted to take ownership, and has since restored, heated and reopened the historic swimming pool. It is now Brighton’s largest and is an important local amenity focused on health and wellbeing.