Who is running the project?
Sea Lanes Brighton Ltd is an integral part of the Brighton and Hove community, made up of businesses and individuals that are passionate about open water swimming. They include: Brighton based swim coach Andy White, Copsemill Properties, QED Sustainable Urban Developments and SwimTrek.
What size will the pool be?
The pool will be a 50m pool.
How many lanes will there be in the swimming pool?
There will be 6 lanes meaning the swimming pool has the capacity to hold 72 swimmers comfortably at any one time.
Will the swimming pool be a sea water pool?
No, the pool will be chlorinated.
Will the pool be heated all year round?
Yes, the pool will be heated all year round
How will the pool be heated?
In order to meet the very high peak heating loads during the Winter, high-efficiency gas fired condensing boilers together with a contribution from solar-thermal panels have been proposed. Proposals have been future proofed to ensure that the heating plant is compatible with a switch from natural gas to hydrogen in line with emerging Government policy.
What is being done to reduce energy consumption?
Sea Lanes intends to incorporate extensive energy monitoring in order to build a data base of energy and water consumption over time. This will be used to monitor and analyse the effectiveness of the various elements of the system and carry out refinements as time progresses to further reduce operational energy consumption.
What facilities will there be available for disabled children and adults?
Sea Lanes has been designed to deliver an accessible and inclusive environment, which includes the following:
- ramped access to the swimming pool building
- level access from the reception areas and changing rooms through to the pool
- a ‘Changing Places’ toilet and changing room
- a wheelchair accessible wc in the main changing area
- assisted access hoist into the pool
What will be in the buildings?
The commercial development enables the pool’s delivery and continual operation. It will be focused on leisure uses such as yoga and fitness studios, physios and therapists. There will be food and beverage offers and Swimtrek, one of the partners in SeaLanes and recent winners of the Queens award will be re-locating their headquarters to the site and act as the anchor tenant.