Brighton's Saltdean Lido awarded grant for restoration
- 4 February 2014
- From the section Sussex
Brighton's dilapidated Saltdean Lido has received its first pot of money towards a major renovation project.
The Social Investment Business is to give just over £60,000 to help restore the art deco building which is on English Heritage's At Risk register.
In December campaigners won their three-and-a-half year fight to run and restore the lido.
Plans announced in 2010 to partially demolish the 1930s Grade II* listed complex and build flats were rejected.
Instead, the Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company was granted a 60-year lease to operate the pool by Brighton and Hove City Council.
The company estimates the restoration and refurbishment will cost about £5m.
Chairwoman Rebecca Crook said she hoped further funding for the work would come from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
She said: "The extensive building works required will mean it will be closed for around two years."