Sea Lanes Brighton propose to 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.

After Brighton and Hove City Council rejected the initial plans in December 2018, and as the wider master plan for the area is finalised, Sea Lanes will be taking the next step towards this vision with a revised planning application for a 5 year meanwhile development consisting of:

  • Heated 25m outdoor swimming pool and associated facilities
  • Boardwalk to the sea
  • Endless pool training facility
  • Ancillary commercial buildings providing flexible space for small businesses

At the heart of the scheme is the swimming pool, which will be accessible to all. The pool will provide much needed swimming facilities in Brighton and will act as a gateway for those looking to gain the confidence to swim in the sea, as well as a training hub for open water swimming events, triathlon, sea safety and lifeguard courses.

The swimming pool will be supported by 39 small business units suitable for retail, health and fitness, office space as well as a food court with street food kiosks and a seating area.

The design of the development, having initially been bright and colourful, has now been softened to reflect the existing buildings along the seafront. The height of the building has been reduced by 1.27m and the introduction of green roofs increase the ecology in the area and will reduce surface water run-off. Glass balustrades have also been included in the revised plans to allow for uninterrupted views from Madeira Drive.

Sea Lanes Brighton long-term plan remains to deliver a 50m swimming pool that becomes recognised as the national open water swimming centre.

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Sea Lanes Brighton - Proposed Plans
Sea Lanes Brighton - Proposed Plans
Sea Lanes Brighton - Proposed Plans
Sea Lanes Brighton - Proposed Plans