Saltdean Lido Building
The SRA supports Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company in their efforts to restore the 2* Listed Pool and Building.
The building has been the Community Centre including the Library
and we continue to work with all the relevant parties to get the best solution possible for all.
NEWS ON THE BUILDING RESTORATION PROJECT
Last autumn, the NLHF gave the Community Interest Company a conditional pass for lottery funding. Since then we’ve been working hard to satisfy as many of these conditions as possible; this includes a plan to raise the shortfall of funds required. However, the listed building is in a perilous condition and is deteriorating more rapidly than previously anticipated.
To exacerbate this situation, construction industry prices are rising faster than consumer inflation, and the shortfall is widening. We met with the NLHF in the summer to explain the urgency of the situation. In a nutshell, it’s now or never for the restoration project. The NLHF, and the Council, were receptive and with their agreement we have re-costed the project and provided a strategy for continued fundraising while the restoration project is in progress.
The good news is that ‒ with the support of BHCC, Historic England and other regulatory bodies ‒ we were able to make our formal ‘Permission to Start’ application to the NLHF at the beginning of November. For this purpose various discussions with the NLHF, including the terms of our lease with the Council, continue. The Council (the freeholders of the site) now have to satisfy various conditions of the grant and are liaising directly with the NLHF.
We hope that these discussions will conclude very soon, and that our permission to start status can be approved – with luck, in
17th January 2016
17th JUNE 2017 the Lido Pool opened.