Thursday, 5 April 2018

Appeal from Saltdean Lido CIC.

March 2017
Saltdean Lido is one of the finest remaining examples of modernist lidos in the UK.  The pool has been saved by local residents who  set up a Community Interest Company (CIC) and successfully secured a 60-year lease from Brighton & Hove City Council (the freeholders) to operate the lido site. 

After the restored pools re-opened in June 2017 and were used by over 35,000 visitors last year the Lido picked up two Brighton & Hove Business Awards - Best New Kid on the Block & Best Hospitality Leisure & Tourism.

The next phase is the renovation of the building.  Brighton & Hove Council has pledged £700,000 and the CIC is working with the Heritage Lottery Fund (National Lottery) to secure £4.2 million. 
Now, to demonstrate to the HLF that there is local and national support for the project, a crowd-funding scheme has been launched. The aim is to raise £100,000 before the end of May which is when the HLF bid is assessed. This money will be used to rebuild the historic café in the main building. The whole restoration project will cost £6.8 million.

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