The small business units are due to begin construction shortly and the pool will begin in Autumn 2022 with an opening date of Spring 2023.

  • 50m open air swimming pool to begin construction in Autumn 2022
  • Pool set to open Spring 2023
  • Small business units set to be completed in Autumn 2022
  • First stage of work completed with new boardwalks installed

Joe McNulty, Sea Lanes Brighton Director, explains:

Unfortunately we have had to delay the construction due to concerns around access to the storm water collection drain which runs deep underground along Brighton beach.  We are working closely with Southern Water to find a solution to their concerns; however it is holding up our pre-commencement planning conditions so we are therefore unable to begin work.

As soon as these final conditions are signed off, we will begin work on the small business units to the North of the Volks Railway and hope to have this part of Sea Lanes completed in Autumn this year.  Work on the pool can then begin in October after the Volks Railway has closed for the season.  We are aiming for a Spring 2023 opening of the pool which will complete the National Open Water Swimming Centre.

We are really disappointed that it means we are unable to provide the community in Brighton the much-needed swimming facilities for another year, however we are excited to have already relocated and enhanced the coastal vegetated shingle habitat and installed a new boardwalk and information boards.

We want to thank everyone for their continued support for Sea Lanes and we look forward to welcoming you all to the first National Open Water Swimming Centre of Excellence next Spring.

To enquire about membership for the swimming pool please contact: with the subject Sea Lanes.

Brighton & Hove City Council granted Sea Lanes Brighton planning permission in March 2021 to transform the former Peter Pan site on Madeira Drive, Brighton.