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Artelia has been appointed by the Saltdean Lido in the role of Project Manager to manage the development of the HLF Heritage Enterprise phase 2 submission for the Saltdean Lido regeneration project. The proposal is to restore, preserve and regenerate the main 1930’s iconic lido building, returning it to its former glory and future proofing it for generations to come.

The Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC) has been awarded a first-round development grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards development of a detailed proposal for Round 2 funding, to bring this heritage Lido building back into use.

Saltdean Lido is one of only eleven remaining lidos in operation in the UK and one of three surviving seaside lidos. It is a major part of British cultural heritage as well as a key piece of 1930s design, confirmed by its recently upgraded listed status to Grade II star rating. It has been described by English Heritage as “architecturally probably the finest lido in England.”

Lidos are traditionally a place for families to enjoy time together and this project will create a refreshed community hub which will continue to benefit the local residents, as well as attract tourists, therefore key objectives of this project include:

  • To create an all-year-round destination for the local community and to attract tourists.
  • To provide amenities and facilities for Saltdean and surrounding residents.
  • To economically use Saltdean Lido to help boost the area with employment opportunities, apprenticeships and help promote other local businesses.
  • To restore and bring back into use the swimming pool and buildings for the benefit of local residents.

Artelia has a proven track record in gaining HLF for projects that ultimately improve visitor experience and increase footfall, through its work at Bletchley Park, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chatham Historic Dockyard and National Museum of the Royal Navy. Additionally, Artelia has experience in other leisure projects, such as the regeneration of Cheam Leisure Centre, Surrey, which was also built in the 1930s.

 

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