Buxton are delighted to be working with Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company on this fascinating refurbishment project for what has been described as “the seventh wonder of the English seaside”.
In 1938, its innovative reinforced concrete structure enabled the architect, R.W.H. Jones, freedom to create Saltdean Lido’s iconic streamlined design.
The Grade II* listed Art Deco Saltdean Lido building is in a dilapidated condition and is largely closed to the public. Due to its sea-facing location, the structure has suffered decades of chloride-attack which has allowed sea salts to penetrate the building.
With National Lottery Heritage Funding, the restored Saltdean Lido will give this heritage asset a sustainable future fit for the needs of the wider community. It will serve as a living testament to its contemporary design, whilst reimagining its neglected buildings as a tourist attraction and valuable resource for community and business.
The completed building will include:
Art Deco event space (suitable for weddings and corporate hire)
Café and heritage learning zone
Shared work space