Ambitious plans have been put forward to build a 50m heated open air swimming pool on Brighton seafront. The swimming pool, known as Sea Lanes, will be an eight lane pool with a constant depth of 1.5m, teamed with indoor training pools, a sauna, training studios and therapy rooms.
A cafe, shops, offices and function rooms are also planned for the site. The team behind the plans comprises the developers Copsemill Properties, SwimTrek, Swimmergy and the architects, We Like Today.
The scheme was the winning bid for the Council’s expression of interest for the site and celebrates the rich history of Brighton and Hove’s spirit and its architecture.
Rich Brett, creative director and principal of We Like Today explains: “Sea Lanes is a unique opportunity to create a new destination on the Brighton and Hove sea front. Brighton shares a special relativity with the sea, yet at present, there is little integration between the two.
The idea for Sea Lanes was to build an active and immersive destination, open up a dialogue with the sea and the local community and revitalise Madeira Drive and this area of the city.”
Swimming will be at the core of the development, and Sea Lanes will provide escorted sea swims, training for lifeguards, open water and leisure swimmers, and education about open water safety for children and parents.