The Grade II listed Art Deco Saltdean Lido is one of the finest examples of a 1930s’ outdoor swimming pool and has been described as “one of the seven wonders of the English Seaside”.

The Lido’s future is far from secure and significant funding is still required to restore and preserve the main Lido building, and transform it into a leisure facility, community hub and tourist destination of which Saltdean can once again be proud.

The poolside café takes centre-stage in the Lido's iconic ‘rotunda’ – the eye-catching, curved front of the building designed to resemble the bow of an ocean liner. Its restoration and reinstatement as a profit-making enterprise will be the first major step towards safeguarding the building’s sustainability and survival and survival.

If we the Saltdean Lido Trust can raise £100k by mid-June to restore the café, it will help unlock an additional grant of £4.19m from the Heritage Lottery Fund which can be spent on preserving the rest of the building.

In the words of David Dimbleby, Saltdean Lido is:
"A beautiful and fascinating example of the belief in a healthy lifestyle, fresh air and exercise which took hold in the years after the First World War. It is a particularly fine building that deserves to be preserved for future generations to enjoy."

With the public’s support, they can set about restoring the café and this fine building to its former glory for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment.

Visit their crowdfunding campaign for more information about the project and to pledge your support!

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